I recently read a comment that the summer solstice should really mark "mid-summer" rather than the beginning of summer.
|Red damsel fly on a plantain leaf|
|Late season September strawberries|
|A wet and rainy August means lush greens at the beginning of September as the asters blossom|
So in a year like this, when spring seemed so late and June was cool, followed by a wet and rainy August, I'm not sure which part of summer was marked by this year's solstice. But like always, in the past year we experienced the two undeniable seasons: winter and road construction.