Is summer fading? Even as sparklers flare to life and quickly burn out before eager eyes. Have we reached an end of thin layers--only a breath of cloth between us and gentle breeze or bright sun? Are evening bonfires with friends and libations and laughter drawing to an end as days grow shorter and nights grow colder? I am not quite ready to relinquish my bare legs or diet of fresh fruit and lemonade--so, if summer is fading I hope it leaves us slowly.