Today the whole city relaxed and stretched into the sun – many bikes, many walkers, feeling an unfamiliar glow on the skin. I rode my bike to a doctor’s appointment on the other side of town, my first long ride this year – what heaven, zipping through the traffic jams with a soft breeze and sunshine. I have a great doctor, a tall gangly woman who takes so much time to talk to each patient and really get to know them that the trick is to be her first appointment; after that, she gets hopelessly behind. But she’s worth the long waits, because she’s interested in the whole person and just loves to chat.
Though the weather continues sublime, I know it’s fall, because the garden is shutting down and suddenly there’s so much