There are advantages to being “in transition” in the summer as opposed to the winter. I’m enjoying the journey at this time of year.

On my walk in the neighborhood on Friday, I saw a goldfinch and a rabbit. During my walks around Shaker Lakes I take time to watch the fish (rest stop!) or families of ducks or geese who are also taking in the sites. Then there’s swimming…my favorite. Of course all of this physical activity is to keep me fit, vary my routine, and stimulate my brain.

We’ve also toured some of Cleveland’s Metroparks this summer. I’m grateful that there are wonderful local nature spots.