May 31, 2006

Reliable signs of summer

It intrigues me that the media in Minnesota (the TV news, for example) refers to summer as distinct three month periods that coincide with the equinox and the solstice, when that's clearly out of sync with other tendencies of the season. Early December with snow and temperatures well below freezing is clearly "winter," at least to me, not late fall.

Same with summer. It starts well before June 21. There are some very reliable signs of summer I see when running and I've seen them all in the past week.

  • Bugs
  • Men who shouldn't have their shirts off, with their shirts off in the sun.
  • Canoodling couples on the East River Flats. Why do they think that they have privacy in a public place?

Summer is here ...

Posted by eroberts at May 31, 2006 6:32 PM