Suddenly 

Suddenly it became summer.   I’m not sure when that defining moment is, when spring stops and summer begins.  I do know that now is summer. I can tell its summer because the trees are every shade of green and the insects are flying and creeping here and there.

The sun is rising almost exactly east and setting almost exactly west and is shining on us longer than usual. It’s heat is stronger than it was, coaxing sleeping seeds to sprout towards the glorious blue sky.

There are more birds now too. Each singing and chirping for attention. Each unique song penetrating the forest sending messages to all and none.  Their colours flashing as the sun catches them as they fly through the trees. Truly birds are the most free of all, laughing at gravity and the burdens of land.