I've been inside during the last hot week, stepping outside only long enough to water the vegetables. This morning, a cool breeze blew in, so I went downtown to pick up some books at the library, see the bay, and walk along the creek.
A bronze bell like this one hangs along the Whatcom Creek Trail, cast by sculptor Tom Jay. The unattributed text that circles the bottom reads
"Our simplest wisdom is to follow the sea-bright salmon home."
These are the most comforting words I've heard in a long time.