Summer. I love this time of year. Too bad we hardly really get to enjoy it (much). But I've been trying. I have started to just take some time off here and there and go for walks. The kids love going out and investigating everything there is to see in nature. The mirabelle plum is ripening now and we have found the perfect tree on one of our walks. Give one of the twigs a gentle shake and a whole rain of small, ripe yellow plums showers down on you. Yummy.