This is the first summer in years….maybe ever….that I have lived in a climate where summer means bike riding, berry picking, sleeveless dresses and flip flops. After so many years in the Bay Area I have become accustomed to jackets in June, scarves in July, and Uggs in August. This change to warmer, true blue summer season agrees with me beyond belief. I’ve suffered through a few days wishing I had AC but I’ll take it if it means I can walk for ice cream at night in the balmy air or sit outside on a Sunday morning with a book tanning my toes. This is why kids don’t want to go back to school. There is summer magic all around.