Shades of summer

There are normal summers …

And then there is summer in south Florida.

Going by the 88 degree rule (which I just made up), summer in south Florida consumes over half the year. Compare that to the Florida panhandle where it more properly occupies just a quarter of the year (as all good seasons should). That raises the question of whether summers in Atlanta (2.2 months using the 88 degree rule), Baltimore (1.2 months) and Boston (0.6 months) are too short. More properly conceived, summer wherever you are is perfectly timed. Florida’s summer is all about the afternoon showers that fill up the regional aquifers and spread water in its swamps.

More than just a season, summer is a state of mind.

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