We had a brief hot spell this week. It finally felt like spring. Stella and I spent a late afternoon on our back deck soaking up the warmth and gazing out at the vibrant green expanse behind our house. Everything is green after so much rain. Our plum tree flowered already and the petals have scattered. The tree still smelled sweet and blossomy. It was heavenly. All the warmth made me want to wear sun dresses and sandals and lounge pool-side.