Our 4th home in the Shire, feeling so much more connected in this new space. I'm eager to get tomatoes, basil, peppers, thyme, oregano and eggplant in the ground right outside my kitchen window. Without air-conditioning we are forced into new patterns, opening doors and windows early in the morning and turning the house fan on to draw in the cool air before closing up and drawing the blinds. By 8pm we let the delta breeze do their work, blowing out the sunbaked house. I'm actually enjoying the smells and sounds of the neighborhood; flowers are blooming the neighbors occasionally play their fiddles out in their courtyard and the children play in the lane. I'm appreciating and rediscovering my Village.