blue skies. grey skies. sleeping with the windows open. white t-shirts. the smell of lemons on the counter. petals like confetti, scattered on the sidewalks. waking up to birdsong. branches heavy with blossoms. long walks before supper. long walks after supper. an ice cream truck perched on the corner. jeans and flats and scarves, every day. lunch on the library steps. stopping to smell the lilacs. and wisteria. and peonies. and on and on and wonderfully on.