San Diego gets socked in each spring with a thick Pacific marine layer, a.k.a., “May Gray” and “June Gloom.” But, yay! It’s finally burning off. Off came the patio furniture covers and winter blankets; away went the black walking coat; out came sundresses and sandals.
So get a clue, adults. Join your kids and me in saying, “Welcome, Summer!” I love that its bright sunlight and birdsong enter my windows before 6 a.m. That it warms my early-morning walks with my dog, Jimmy Lambchop. The way it coaxes a profusion of flowers from every crevice. And its sweet scents, like a freshly laundered linen dress, that drift through my windows at dusk. Get ready. Things are heating up. Summer’s simmer is coming to a rolling boil!