Remember when I raved about going on walks every day? I laugh when I read those poems back now. Walking in spring is a delight, the weather is still slightly cool at all hours of the day. Walking in summer is hell, the heat feels like walking in an oven. There's a small window in the evening where there's potential for a cool down, which rarely comes in the middle of July. I'm a night owl, not an early bird. Rising before most people are awake to walk sounds less than appealing to me. Instead, I've come to appreciate the shade. I love summer outside in the shade. I could sit outside in the shade for hours and be perfectly content. Any opportunity I get to sit outside and appreciate nature now, I take it.