July always starts off here with a bang. Canada's birthday is July 1st and celebrations with barbecues and fireworks are the order of the day.
After a wet, chilly start to summer, she is finally settling in and giving us a taste of the hot days ahead. School is out now and kids are already anticipating the long stretch of days. I remember how long summer felt when I was a child--endless and full of adventures. A feeling that lingers inside when you step out into the bold sunshine and the scents of fresh mown grass and honeysuckle shrubs in regal bloom.
Canadians cherish the summer--it is fleeting and short-lived and much anticipated. However your summer plays out, I hope it is a good one and that you get to enjoy every moment!