Yes, we know we appear to be early: Summer’s starting gun doesn’t officially fire until June 21st at 7:51 A.M, CDT.
But many Americans mark summer by unofficial means; Memorial Day pops the effervescent top of summer for many people; the “Drivers, start your engines!” announcement at the Indianapolis 500 nitro-fuels summer for others.
For us? It’s the first sighting of a firefly.
We spotted one, two, even three this evening, just over an hour ago.