I'm posting this photo to remind myself of our late dog, Bok.
Unlike Billy, he always chose to sit with us beside the pool in early Summer evenings. I don't know why Billy doesn't do the same; both our previous dogs, and occasionally Freddie our cat, did; and seemed to love it. It was always an important part of their day.
Shorts and T shirts are now being worn, and our evening aperitives and nibbles are often taken in the shade, rather than in the open, because of the sudden heat.
This (above) is how I like to dress; and is how I am dressed whilst typing this. Simple shorts, simple T shirt, and simple shoes. I never feel better than when dressed thus. Our days are spent doing all the usual dirty-nail 'country things', and in the early evenings we sit outside and listen to music, whilst discussing the day's news or events.
Summer is now just over a month away (for us it starts on June 1st, when we open the pool) and already we're gearing-up to outdoor life. We're avidly practicing our air-crawl, air backstroke, and air-drowning (all very similar to air-guitar).
The landscape is now green again, birds are frantically searching for food for their fledglings, and I keep seeing Hedgehogs in the early-mornings.
I was born in July, so Summer is very much my season. I can't wait. Vivare aestas.