It’s that time of year again– fires in the backyard, in Brooklyn.

It’s funny. When I talk to people who’ve never lived in NYC, only visited, most people say “I could never live in NYC…It’s just overwhelming, so big, and so busy!” Well, that’s only because they think NYC = Times Square and all the other tourist traps. I live 3 minutes outside of Manhattan. I have fires in the backyard, a peach tree, and a pond. It’s the best of all worlds.