"Sharp, quirky, and occasionally nettlesome", Walking the Berkshires is my personal blog, an eclectic weaving of human narrative, natural history, and other personal passions with the Berkshire and Litchfield Hills as both its backdrop and point of departure. I am interested in how land and people, past and present manifest in the broader landscape and social fabric of our communities. The opinions I express here are mine alone. Never had ads, never will.
Last night after a long day putting in the vegetable garden, I walked out to the garden gate and saw the first fireflies of summer in their dozens in the field beyond. By my reckoning this is at least 2 weeks ahead of schedule, just like nearly everything this spring. It felt like Midsummer with the faeries flitting at the bottom of the garden, so I roused the children and took them outside to welcome summer.