Summer Excitement

It’s official!  It is Summer.

Hot Weather – Strong Sunlight – Warm Evenings

I love all of those things.  I will even put up with the bugs that come with summer.

The first day of summer is  the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere where I live. How funny that the second day of summer actually means that each day gets shorter with fewer hours of sun and yet I still get so excited about the summer season.

When I lived in the “deep south” I would get excited about spring.  Spring meant that each successive day was longer and warmer than the last.  Spring meant that we were on the way to summer, my favorite season.

But now that I am living in the foothills of the mountains Spring means a transition to warmer weather but not quite out of winter.  Nights are still chilly if not downright cold sometimes.  The sun is working its way north and the days are getting longer but the atmosphere is not warming up as quickly as it does in the flat lands of the deep south. 

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy according to Janice Joplin.

Vacations, picnics, and trips to the beach.  Suntans, fireflies and blooming flowers. 

What’s not to love? 

Let’s all get excited about summer, get out into the great outdoors and live this year’s warm weather season to the fullest!   

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