By Carol Meyer
With the "official" long-awaited arrival of summer a couple of weeks ago, there are around 70 days remaining until the Sept. 22 end of the season.
So there are that many days to enjoy -- whether gardening, listening to birdsong, observing the abundant brightly-colored flowers and butterflies -- which have been making more of an appearance lately -- stopping by to pick up your pre-ordered fruits and veggies from the Hingham Farmers Market, boating and soaking up the sun at Hingham Harbor -- with social distancing in mind -- and on and on the list goes.
Although the winter was fairly mild, the spring was ushered in with joy -- providing a welcome relief during the COVID-19 challenge. And now it's summer!
As far as the current high temperatures, I'll take them any day to the freezing cold. For that reason, I promise not to complain when the thermometer rises! I haven't yet!
There's just something about summertime that lifts the spirits -- perhaps a carefree feeling reminiscent of when we were children and simply enjoyed all the beauty and fun opportunities surrounding us. I believe that we can still feel that way, at least to a degree -- even during a pandemic.