We live in an older home, which doesn't have central air conditioning, so we rely on open windows on a breezy day, and portable air conditioners. When we can get out of town, we head over to Lake Huron and enjoy a day at the beach. Often we go with friends or neighbours and make a day of it, including staying for a picnic lunch or barbeque dinner and maybe even staying long enough to watch a summer sunset. On those days when we can't get away, we may drag out the sprinkler as a way to cool off, or the kids may get into a water balloon battle with neighbourhood friends.
Then, for two glorious weeks each summer we enjoy heading to the cottage, where the tall trees surrounding, always keep the cottage naturally cool. We love the crystal clean waters of the bay, and it is so refreshing just to dip your toes in.
Really, though, the summer heat is very welcome. Canadian winters tend to drone on forever, while the other three seasons seem to be over in a flash. We'll be soaking up the sun and maybe sizzling a little too - and that is okay by me!
Do you love the summer heat, or prefer to stay cool inside, in the air conditioning?