Just about an hour away by Metro-North is one of my favorite Hudson River towns — Cold Spring, New York. I helped my friends Janice and Adam get the porch ready before the Summer Solstice. Late afternoon hail storm, passing showers, visiting raccoon and all, Adam and I got the job done. I love the scent of freshly sanded red oak, cedar, and early summer flowers. It smells spicy like an old Indian wedding chest. But this fleeting fragrances only lingers between sanding — like most good things one must enjoy them while one can.