The perfect day? Hummm! A partly cloudy day. Day time temperature is around 75 degrees fahrenheit with a warm gentle breeze. Hearing the sound of leaves rustling in the breeze and the sound of life all around me; from the birds singing to the insects flying, to people going about their everyday lives. The smell of a wide variety of flowers. And holding the love of my life as we walking simply down the path. Add the sound of water from a lake, stream or brook and I almost have the perfect day. The only thing missing for me is watching life. Life in all its diversity ... in all its splendor, and watching the day transition from a partly cloudy day, to a clear cloudless moonless, starry night! Feeling life ... feeling love, ... I am happy!
Lucky for me I actually get to experience this several times per summer season. It's easy to catch a day like this in and around Chicago. You just have to take time to smell the flowers.