The Beginning of Summer

Although summer has been in full swing for most since school let you or for others since Memorial Day, according to the calendar, today marks the official beginning of summer. It has been fun to see how you’ve been enjoying yours or what images come to mind when we mention the word summer. We hope you continue to enjoy yours.

Taken by Art Kohls, Ellsworth, KS

“In June, as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day.  No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.”  ~Aldo Leopold

Taken by Phil Frigon, Clay Center

This one and the one following were submitted by Brandon Lee. He writes:  “Here is a picture of one of the novelties of Kansas, wheat harvest.  Even though it came so early this year, it is still a staple of what defines ‘Summer.’  Picture is of Bill Lee Harvest 7 miles west of Clay Center.  Pictures taken by Phil Frigon, June 6, 2012. ”

Taken by Phil Frigon, Clay Center

“Love is to the heart what the summer is to the farmer’s year – it brings to harvest all the loveliest flowers of the soul.”  ~Author Unknown

Taken by Lyle Longenecker, Buckeye, KS

“Summer afternoon – summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. ” ~Henry James

Taken by Phil Kasper

“People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.”  ~Anton Chekhov

Clyde Watermelon Festival - taken by Rhys Baker

“A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.”  ~James Dent

Taken by Rhys Baker


“Summer afternoon – summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”  ~Henry James

Taken by Rhys Baker

“In summer, the song sings itself.”  – William Carlos Williams

Taken by Drew Kratzer, Sylvan Grove, KS

 

Taken by Tara Rosenow

 

Taken by Jim Hornbostel, Palmer, KS

 

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