Today is the Summer Solstice. I'm not sure if those words technically should be capitalized, but they are great words. The longest day & the beginning of summer. We have had very summerlike weather already, but there is something important about the seasonal change for me. I love living in a climate with four seasons for so many reasons. All seasons have good and bad things about them but the most salient feature for me is the change. I am one of those people who generally likes change. Not the awful, traumatic kind, obviously, but the fantastic to relatively mundane. Summer brings warm sunshine and rains. It has a growing season so fruits & vegetables abound. Vacations and visits with friends & relatives. Trips to the beach, markets & fairs. Drive in movies. Thunder storms. Fire flies.