The Mid-Valley has finally bloomed into summer. Flowers on Main Street and the Emma Schoolhouse are resplendent after all the recent moisture. A cow and her calf on Hook Spur Lane in Emma, and a horse near Catherine Store savor the rare rays of sunshine earlier this week. Delilah the dog sports a perma-grin from her perch in downtown. Mount Sopris shows off a new white coat, which contrasts nicely with the valley green, as seen from Cedar Drive above Basalt.