For many, summer begins with the Memorial Day weekend at the end of May.
For those with children, summer arrives on the the last day of school.
Others will count the July 4th celebration as their start even though the calendar tells us it is June 21st.
In our house this year, summer arrived today, on June 11th.
It usually arrives for us much earlier - sometime in May, but it got off to a later start this season.
Perhaps it was the extra cold winter that lingered longer in the bones, or perhaps just another year older all together.
We thought maybe yesterday would be the day, but I'm glad we waited for today.
It was perfect.
We had the sun, the wind a little stronger than we would have liked, and just a few other people around.
But we got right in with no problems and had our first swim at the lake for this season.
Let the Summer Begin!