summer. freedom and discovery. an open ended day to discover what is to be found. fat slugs under a log. delicate baby bird shells. icy glasses of lemonade. staring up at a tree from beneath it and hearing the flurry of leaves as a squirrel runs through the branches. picking wild blackberries. painting a fence. cooling off in the lake with cannonballs off the dock. the fine balance between freedom and accomplishment. a summer well spent.