I asked people on Instagram to "Share your favorite thing about the summer Earth &/or Sky" and the responses, all together, were so beautiful I wanted to share it here too. This is it, in order:
I love the summer because of the warmth and colors.
Long days with long shadows!
The gathering of fireflies in long grass at night, and the small and sight of beautiful, butterfly-loving milkweed in bloom.
Fresh wet grass on bare feet!
The warm feeling of sun on skin.
So many hours of daylight.
I love that I work late enough to see the sunset on my commute, and this evening that included watching the moon rise over the mountains!
Extra time outside!
Indulgent endorphin rush of accepting role as bug-host-mother when watching fireflies and giving in to scratching itches (then having scabs to pick later). Oh and heat-naps and berries, especially mulberries.
When the sky turns yellow before a storm.
Watching the sunrise.
The low creep of day light leaving, the cooling coming of night.