I wrote about "June's acomin' " at the end of May and so I will take up from where I left off! I talked about the Gershwin song "Summertime" and about June Bugs! Another bug that I associate with summer is the lightning bug! I miss warm humid summer evenings in Missouri. I miss sitting on the porch watching the clouds billow, and seeing the gentle bugs that are also called fireflies. They fly slowly and erratically, like they are floating for a while, then rise with little effort (at least it looks that way), all the while flashing their abdomen. They are so peaceful! Ahhhhhhh. For more info check out this link. http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/bugs/firefly.html
Other great memories of summer is going on trips to the mountains. Last year we went to Olympic National Park in Washington State. The above picture is of Hurricane Ridge. Gorgeous views! http://www.nps.gov/olym/
And then there is the water! Who doesn't like getting in the pool, stream, lake or the nearest aquatic park? This is my grandson enjoying a NW bay park. Wouldn't I love to not be inside right now and go get drenched with him?