The apex of summer produces a tropical environment in the land of fresh water seas. It is a paradise unlike any other. A brief window of security nurtures new life. July holds special meaning, as three of my four children were born in this month. Together with the 4th of July and the birth of this nation, this makes for alot to celebrate. As George Gershwin wrote in his famous sonnet, Summertime and the living is easy.
The words to this poem came slowly and not all at once. It is one of those months distinctly feminine, where nature nurtures and sustains us. The right photo also came slowly. In the summer of 2010, I looked out my office window and in the back yard, near the tree line, was a doe and two fawns. They had everything they needed.