Saturday, June 22, 2013
Yesterday marked the first official day of summer and I was grateful to finally say that it was here. After a long, cold winter and a spring that seemed vaguely like winter, it was a relief to say that summer had finally arrived. My husband Larry and I celebrated the special occasion by taking sandwiches to Devil's Lake State Park and then enjoying an evening walk. Others had the same idea, for there were people barbecuing, swimming, fishing and hiking, but not so much of a crowd that you couldn't enjoy the sound of bird song and the flitting of dragonflies against the calm lake. The air was cool, the sky pleasantly overcast and the evening perfect for welcoming this new season.