We Finally Made It To Summer And The Forecast Is Bright
Finally. Summer is here. I figured that out when I glanced at the calender yesterday (6-20) and noticed the notation. Usually I count down the days until summer, but somehow I wasn't even thinking about the beginning of summer recently. Maybe it was because we were all immersed in Father's Day. But anyway, here we are.
I don't know where you were on Saturday - the last day of spring, but the season ended on a rough note where I was. As usual, I spend my weekends at a campground in Bradford County, Pennsylvania and around mid-afternoon, the skies filled with clouds, the winds picked up and we got drenched with a torrential thunderstorm. Temperatures dropped 20 or 25 degrees. It lasted until well after midnight. If I remember correctly, spring didn't make a nice entrance this year, so why would it go quietly on the last day?
It's nice to drive by area home improvement stores with messages on their signs advertising for fans, air-conditioners and lawn products instead of snow shovels, blowblowers, ice melt and space heaters. Unfortunately that will be here sooner than I'd like to see. I prefer to mow my lawn rather than shovel snow, especially after the crazy amount of snowfall we experienced this past winter.
Let's savor the next least three months of sun and warm temperatures. I've already planned out my summer vacation weeks, and no matter what the weather, I will enjoy it by getting in a lot of naps. Isn't that what you do when you get older?
And if I may, let's not do that unofficial end of summer thing on Labor Day. There is a lot of summer left in the month of September. It doesn't end in the first week of September. need all the summer I can get. Fortunately, we usually get to enjoy a few weeks of warm temperatures at the end of September and beginning of October as well.
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