• Best part of summer?

    Asked by cllinda on Sunday, July 15, 2018

    Best part of summer?

    For me, it has to be all the fresh fruit and vegetables available. I'm going gluten free for health reasons and I'm enjoying shopping at the farmer's markets for fresh fruit and veggies.
    What is the best part of summer for you?

    14 Answers from the Community

    14 answers
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      Ugh. I have a hard time finding the good in summer. Ask me about spring, fall, and winter ... I am much more positive!

      In Texas, especially this year, it is incredibly hot and where I live, very humid. I detest heat and sweating so summer is not my favorite season, to be sure.

      Here's what I like:

      Air conditioning!!! (I actually much prefer fresh air to conditioned air, but when it is 100+ degrees outside, I definitely appreciate mechanically cooled air)

      My son and his wife and I are able to swim a lot. That's good. We get great exercise and good fellowship. Win-win.

      We cook out a lot. I love grilled foods.

      I do like seeing the plethora of fruit and veggies ... though I have yet to make it to the Farmer's Market (I love to go ... but it is SOOOOOOOOOO hot here that I talk myself out of it). I'm not a big fruit and vegetable eater, but I do like having a better selection of the ones I do eat. (I had the BEST corn on the cob at Cracker Barrel the other day - it was as sweet as could be ... not that corn is all that good for you! and especially probably not corn on the cob from Cracker Barrel.)

      8 months ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar

      I'm in Florida and like Texas it is unbearable here in the summer. BUT we have a lot of snow birds here in the season and it is very quiet here now and the restaurants aren't crowded. And of course when I was a kid there was NO School...lol

      8 months ago
    • JaneA's Avatar

      I enjoy fresh vegetables from my garden. And fresh peaches at the farm market nearby. It's been very humid and lots of rain this summer here in GA - so my garden isn't quite a productive as some other years, but I'm still here so I'm grateful for summer and its abundance.

      I also enjoy photography - butterflies and flowers.

      8 months ago
    • CancerChicky's Avatar

      The nights when it cools down and you can sit outside and just watch the stars and the planes fly over. And having a fire in the firepit and sitting around it with family and friends.

      8 months ago
    • ChildOfGod4570's Avatar

      Like Barryboomer, I live in Florida, so our summers are roughly from May through November! At least that's how it feels. I too detest sweating, so I like to be in the water when I am outside. AC is truly a God send when temps and humidity are up, though I am partial to fresh air as well. Drop the temps, and I'm happy to open the windows. I also love the frozen drinks, popsicles, and ice cream. Picnics will be a favorite of mine until I am dead and gone. One last thing I love is Christmas in July! Last night, I got together with some friends and had our own little Christmas in July by playing Christmas songs. HUGS and God bless.

      8 months ago
    • Molly72's Avatar

      The only good thing about summer is as others have mentioned, the fresh fruits & veggies.

      With the climate change, that many refuse to admit, our pleasant summers in the north have turned hot & humid and we do not have A.C. The humidity is rather strange as we haven't seen rain all month.
      Mosquitoes, ticks, & flies are all over, but the beautiful butterflies have disappeared.

      Our peach tree has not even 1 peach on it, and the corn is pretty poor. I guess this is not a good year for gardens in many areas. I will try the farm markets in another few weeks for fruit from up north.
      Can't wait for cool, crisp fall weather! I really don't know how you brave Southerners manage to survive the heat of summer.

      8 months ago
    • Dltmoll's Avatar

      I'm in Michigan. Yes, it has been hot here too - numerous days over 90 - but I love the opportunity to just be outside unencumbered by heavy clothes. Walking early in the morning, sitting in the shade with a good book and my dog beside me, farmers' market, enjoying all of the beauty of the green everywhere, the colors in the garden and the wildlife in the stream and yard behind my house. We generally have no Spring around here anymore - goes right from wintery weather to mid 70s, and sometimes snow flurries in October. So I appreciate the heat when we get it, even when camping out in the AC when it's really hot. For me, there is nothing better than a Michigan summer.

      8 months ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      It's been miserable in Ohio this year. Left for work before 7 this morning, and it was like stepping into a sauna! So we've had rain, which at least makes everything nice and green.

      8 months ago
    • Molly72's Avatar

      Ditmol--It Used to be nice here in MI! This summer has been terrible, we live in the country & the bugs are so bad they follow us in the house!!! Today is especially hot, and with no rain in sight.
      I'm ready to move up North---- Harbor Springs, Traverse City, or Petosky (sp), or even the U.P.
      It's in the 70's in Marquette.

      8 months ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar

      I love the warmth. Here the days can vary more than 30 degrees, The temperatures can hover in the triple digits and then rapidly drop the the mid to low 60s. I love to be out in weather above 100. Unfortunately this year I have a concussion and I am sensitive to light. The bright sunlight is very painful.

      8 months ago
    • Maryflier's Avatar

      Playing golf and enjoying my garden. As soon as I get the okay from my surgeon, swimming too!

      8 months ago
    • biga17133's Avatar

      Air conditioning!!! been so hot here upper 90 (95-98) cant even walk barefooted on side walk its so hot, have to watch the dogs paws don't get burned when the go out..we usely wait till evening and go sit in the rocking chairs watching the neighbor hood kids play and traffic go bye waving at the neighbor coming home and talking about the day.. still taking a bath by myself biga17133

      8 months ago
    • SandiA's Avatar

      I love the cherries, home grown tomatoes, baseball and my annual trip to the Outer Banks

      8 months ago
    • Maryflier's Avatar

      First day out without a wig or head cover since January! Haven’t seen my head like this except for baby pictures but really short hair on women is not unusual anymore. Very liberating!

      8 months ago

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