Digging in the dirt is one of the best ways to spend a late afternoon.
Just before sunset is my favorite time of day in summer. The shadows stretch out. The air cools. The crickets chirp. It is the winding down of the day and I love it when it comes to us relaxed. It is the time in between. Too early for bedtime yet the day feels complete.
And it never fails to bring random late summer memories of my own childhood, playing outside just before getting called in for the evening. Excited and nervous for school to start soon yet sad that summer was ending. I wanted to squeeze out every drop of summer and this meant staying outside until it was nearly dark every night.
Some things haven't changed a bit.