I liked this blog post by Laura Catherine Hanby Hudgens.
I've been thinking about this as I feel our neighborhood group slowly start to disintegrate, with many of the children in school now, or "school" (daycare, but re-named and with more worksheets). I do like what the author calls the yoga pants and lawn chair hang out; for us it's yoga pants and the bench at the local playground. Even though I'm "back" now, not running up to the Bronx for class in the afternoons, I feel, sitting at the playground after-school now, that something has shifted. Maybe it is also, for me, the strangeness of the hot summer weather, but earlier dark nights.