Today is the longest day of the year and the official first day of summer. If you live in the south, then you know that is has pretty been summer since the beginning of May when the temperatures started getting in the 80’s and 90’s. The summer solstice occurred at 7:28 a.m. and by 10 a.m. the temperature had already risen to 85 degrees. Today will be the longest day of the year in terms of daylight and the days will gradually grow shorter until the winter solstice on Dec. 21, the shortest day of the year.
Is it just me or did we only have a one or two weeks of spring? It was like attack of the allergens and then the heat was here. There were no real spring temperatures this year, it went from cool to hot and it will be hot for a couple more months before we see any relief. Thank goodness there are pools, rivers, and sprinklers to cool us off and refreshing drinks like lemonade, cold beer and chilled white wines to help make these hot days more bearable!Summer is officially here, so enjoy!