This morning I stopped to pull a few weeds and water my flower bed before I headed out for my walk. It was so pleasant out, cooler than usual. As I toured my trail, I saw four colonies of ants in turmoil, massed on the sidewalks. Is this the season for them to move house? I also noticed that most of the yellow flowers I saw the other day on the grasses had disappeared; they must be short-lived. Two small boys were out biking on the trail. The larger one passed me several times eying me intently; I spoke but didn’t strike up a conversation. The smaller one called to a toddler on his deck with his mom and baby sibling. The toddler’s mom encouraged him to call back. Learning to be a big kid, one act at a time.