1) Glossy black dogs gamboling in green grass.
2) Ripe ground cherries. Don’t know what a ground cherry is? Go here: http://lkmadigan.livejournal.com/51959.html
3) Emails that brighten the workday.
4) Four boys in football gear piling into a red convertible. They like to ride in style to practice. :-)
5) Friends who drop everything to help you brainstorm.