I had several phone conversations with my sister in Michigan before I packed my bags, got in the car and drove all the way north. I can clearly remember her saying, “Be sure to bring shorts and light tops because June is HOT.” I brought one light sweater and one long sleeve ‘warmer’ shirt and everything else is light / airy / cool. So far I’ve been wrapped in the sweater most days. If the sun is shining and you are standing in the sun the feeling of warmth is perfect, but stand in shadow, sit in the house, stand in the wind and it is – guess what – COLD. Having lived 40 years in the south and even farther south, South America, I think that her definition of Hot and mine are very far apart. Is just a matter of blood thickness and mental preparedness.This week I walked in the Hidden Lake Gardens in the Irish Hills of southern Michigan and found colors that warm us. Hope you enjoy.