Despite the fact that I'm currently wearing a sweat shirt and wool socks because it is so wet and cold here, I know it's summer. Know how I know? Look
And I've got sweet corn growing
I also know that it's summer because I danced around a fire on the summer solstice with a shaman and a bunch of other people.
And a guy that looked like Gandhi played the drum.
And we ate marshmallows over the fire
We held chickens
Yep, pretty good time had by all celebrating summer that night.
I also know it's summer because I've done this
And then there were big celebrations because these guys came to visit and nothing broke
this one. They are "the fun couple" from the comments. They are also the people for whom every system in our house completely stops working when they are here. This is the first time they've come in summer, and the first time everything's worked. Celebrations.
Happy Summer, it's off to a good start for me.