Isn’t June delightful?

Oh, today was one of those rare June days when the weather is perfect. After I mowed and weed-whacked (I hate weed-whacking), the lawn was perfect. too. We grilled out, and our steaks were perfect. These are the days we live for when it’s colder than … well, you know, when it’s the coldest third week of January on record. Midwesterners live for June days.

Minnesota Wonderer

Ah, June. Nobody appreciates June like a Minnesotan.

After months of being cooped up in the house, June is when summer is unleashed.

Days are hot. Nights are warm. Lilacs bloom. The scent of lilacs wafting through the neighborhood is better than any perfume. Mix that with the smell of meat sizzling on the grill and you’ve got a little bit of paradise.

When I was a lifeguard, decades ago, the municipal pool was always most crowded in June. Ah, the pool. Suntan lotion. Skimpy swimsuits. Floating on the water.

There’s only one thing I don’t like about June, and that’s June bugs. I hate June bugs with their big, crunchy beetle bodies more than spiders and wasps. June bugs are disgusting.

But June bugs aside, June is a lovely month. My mother quoted a line from poet James Russell Lowell’s poem that sums things up:

And what is so…

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One response to “Isn’t June delightful?

  1. So do Canadians. Here in Toronto June appears to be the perfect month after an outrageous winter.

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