I took a walk down my road a month or two ago around noon, and it was really relaxing, if rather hot. I was only out for about 15 minutes, and when driving, it doesn't seem like there's much there, but you see a lot more when walking. For some reason the cow field+pond on one side, the large wooded area on the other, and then the small storage warehouse + trailer park near the end of the road really popped alive to me, especially with all the sounds and summer-smells.
The trailer park didn't seem like a collection of America's trash, it seemed like a small village. As I walked, I overheard two or three men talking on a front porch. I couldn't hear what they were saying, but it looked like they all had a beer. They didn't notice me, but something about it seemed really natural and pleasant. Just a few dudes relaxing on a sunny day and talking.
Maybe if I quit my job I'll start doing walks at sunrise. I think doing that during the summer months would be rather pleasant, but I'm afraid it would get old and stale after a while.
Fucking anime, making summer seem all romantic. Especially how all anime summer scenes play the sound of that insect (cicadas? I dunno) all the time in outdoor scenes.