I hope this finds you well as we all continue to dive deeper into the green of spring and heat of summer. I am in the second half of a whirlwind visit to the Midwest with my family and have been enjoying watching the bright new greens transform into their slightly more permanent, deeper hues. The trip started with beautiful blossoms on the apple, cherry, plum and lilac trees and is finishing with some of the most lusciously green and huge-leaved maples and oaks I’ve seen in a very long time! When we get back to Alaska, we’ll get to experience it all again. How lucky are we?