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Happy first day of Summer!  Isn’t it interesting that while any season has an ‘official’ number of days and months, the weather certainly doesn’t always heed to the calendar, does it? For example, here in Chicago it has felt like summer for months!  I don’t know, it’s a bit of cognitive dissonance on my part.  Perhaps I can also liken it to age; you might think, okay, I know I’m ‘this’ old but I don’t feel it! Or maybe looking in the mirror brings thoughts of, wow, do I ever look tired today, but I don’t feel it!

Do you see where I’m going with this, or should I simply have stated, “Happy First Day of Summer; here is a photo I took of some lovely flowers!” *grin*



17 thoughts on “Summer is Here!

  1. andy1076 says:

    First official day! heh! beautiful shot ☺️

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Hey Andy! Yeah! Thank you! Cher xo

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  2. Happy First Day of Summer.. While tomorrow is Mid Summers Day and Solstice and for once here in UK we have Summer weather in a heat wave.. ❤ ENJOY !

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Happy First Day of Summer, dear Sue! I hear you are experiencing some tropical weather in the UK! Thank you, Sue! Cher xo

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      1. Yes, just a little, but we must not look a gift horse in the mouth as they say.. We Brits often bemoan the weather.. Too hot, too cold too wet.. too dry..
        🙂 Yes its warm, very warm.. But a welcome change from a rainy Summer.:-) Have a lovely week Cher.. xx

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

        Ah yes, I think Canadians are the same, Sue! Indeed, a change from a rainy Summer! 🙂 And to you as well, dear Sue; thank you! Cher xo

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  3. Lovely and bright, Cher! Enjoy this season and happy summer too. 😃 ❤

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Why thank you, dear Iris! And to you as well! Cher xo

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  4. Aquileana says:

    Happy summer to you Cher… We ´ve just entered winter in my hemisphere… Sigh… miss those summer days 😀 xx

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Ah, bless! Thank you, dear Aquileana! Oh is it winter now for you? Ah, yes; those summer day!! 🙂 🙂 Well we have lots of sunshine and heat here in Chicago so I’ll send some down for you!! *grin* Happy winter to you, my dear! Cher xo

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  5. Happy Summer, Cher. We’ve had extreme summer weather for the last five days, including yesterday which was the Summer Solstice. However, today, it’s cool again and temperatures back down in the mid 6os. Phew! I don’t like it when I can’t sleep at night because of the heat and humidity, and Toby does not like it when it’s so hot that he can’t take his mid-afternoon walk. He’s a happier dog today. 🐶

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Hi Hugh and a Happy Summer to you too! Thank you! Ah yes, I’ve heard that you’ve had frightfully hot weather! Certainly the cooler weather would be welcome, wouldn’t it? I don’t like humidity at all, Hugh. I am sitting here without air conditioning (would you believe the unit conked out once the weather became much hotter and humid here)! Repair person, where are you?? 🙂 Ah, I am very pleased to hear that Toby can once again resume his mid-afternoon walk, and you can resume getting some proper sleep, Hugh!! Cher xo

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      1. I can only imagine the Air Con repair person is very busy. It’s a bit like the heating breaking down during the winter. It only ever happens then.
        Keep cool, Cher. ❄️

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

        Oh yes, I think they live for hot days in the summer and horribly cold days in the winter! *grin* Isn’t that always the case, Hugh? It sure does seem like it! *LOL* Ah, bless! Thank you, Hugh! Cher xo

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