This is the time of year when die-hard city people spend every moment they can in their patios, balconies, or if they are lucky, backyards. Like all good things that cannot be taken for granted, outdoor life heightens the pleasure of city living. Attempts to make the retreat more appealing tend to become an avocation. Lawns take on borders, flower beds, and vegetable patches. Ideas for projects never stop coming. Somehow the imagination becomes unfettered. We love to cook outdoors, set the table on the patio-even for breakfast. Hospitality flourishes, people drop by, and open house becomes a way of life.
I could say more, but it’s time for lunch…I’ve got to go.