So there comes that time when the dog days of August begin to whisper quiet hints of fall, and it’s then that I begin to question whether I got to the bottom of the ice cream cone that is summer in this country we live in. Did I lick the very last, hard to reach drop of the sweet treat of a Canadian summer. I’ve been fortunate to spend some time on a British Columbia lake – did I tread bare foot often enough down the wooded path? Did I swim at every delicious opportunity? Were enough fresh peaches consumed, and raspberries covered with cream? And even when tired from early sunrises did I push off in the kayak at sunset? Did I fill enough buckets with pebbles for my granddaughters to toss into the lapping waters? Did I snip fresh garden blooms to decorate the table – and simply put – did I stop to smell them? Ah, the fleeting season we cherish.