Yesterday I only meant to ride my bike over to my sister’s place and then to the garden: no more than a mile or so. But once I felt the wind in my hair and the cool summer breeze against my face, I couldn’t stop. I rode all around the neighborhood – close to home because I had neglected to wear my helmet (shame, shame) – and saw so many people that I know. Stopping to chat, getting compliments on my Schwinn, cruising the smooth bike paths, wearing my favorite new dress and sunglasses – it was just awesome. Then I came home and made a dinner that was almost completely fresh from the garden – spinach, beans, tomato, basil and noodles. I am very grateful for the yummy dinner and yummy ride on the late July evening here in Madison.