As we now enter that precious time of year in the Pacific NW called summer, those of us who live here say yes… this is why we live here. We endure the cloudy, wet days, because we know the gods of weather will give us a sweet, but short period of great beauty. A time where we can enjoy long days of sunshine, a bit of heat with no humidity. A time of no bugs to disturb our al fresco dining, a time of beautiful light at the ends of the day. A time where we get to catch our breath, and say yes, this is a pretty cool place to live. And we savor it until the rains return.