If I could extend a specific time of day, I would make spring and summer evenings longer. The time between 5:00 p.m. and bedtime. That’s when the lovely things seem to happen. Tonight it was playing baseball in the road with my husband and kid. With some encouragement and coaching, Devin actually hit quite a few of my pitches. Once he figured out he could make contact with the whiffle ball, he wanted to play all night long. Afterward I took a nice stroll with Juliette before doing a bit of work in the garden. And now, as I’m typing, I can hear the birds that have become squatters in our neglected window boxes twittering to each other.