Its carefree mood took me by surprise.

I wasn’t expecting it to intrude so quickly, but it it’s here and I am hardly prepared to relax.

Party. Beach. Vacation.

Kids standing around the pool on the hot cement waiting.

Can we jump in? Summer says “Yes!”

Cotton candy, carnival, fairgrounds, amusement park rides.

Standing in lines. Waiting for the fun to begin.

Finally the whistle blows.

Summer is here, but it will leave us too soon.