Summer (/ˈsʌmər/ SU-mər) is the warmest of the four temperate seasons, between spring and autumn. At the summer solstice, the days are longest and the nights are shortest, with day-length decreasing as the season progresses after the solstice. The date of the beginning of summer varies according to climate, culture, and tradition, but when it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere, and vice versa.
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... Athletes from the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia ... These would be the last Summer Games in which athletes from Montenegro and Serbia participated under the name of Yugoslavia ... They would compete as Serbia and Montenegro at the 2004 Summer Olympics ...
... (The Cicada and the Ant) based on one of Aesop's fables in it the cicada spends the summer singing while the ant stores away food, and finds herself without food when the weather turns bitter ... In Japan, the cicada is associated with the summer season ... to indicate the scene is taking place in the summer ...
... climate (Köppen Cfa), with mild winters, hot, humid summers, and significant rainfall all year long ... Summer is the wettest season almost half of the annual rainfall occurs during the summer months in the form of thundershowers ... are a major threat to the area during the summer and early fall, with several severe hurricanes hitting the area – most notably Hurricane Hugo on September 21, 1989 (a Category 4 storm) ...
... Most of its economical growth is dependent on the summer months, when most tourists come to see the city ... Other tourists that come to the city during the summer can also be of French origin or North American ... Other tourists that come to the city during the summer month tend to be people who grew up within the area and enjoy coming back every summer be it to see family or ...
... of the warmer temperatures by spending more time outdoors during the summer ... Activities such as traveling to the beach and picnics occur during summer months ... The modern Olympics have been held during the summer months every four years since 1896 (though the 2000 Sydney olympics happened when it was technically winter there) ...
Famous quotes containing the word summer:
“The woods decay, the woods decay and fall,
The vapours weep their burthen to the ground,
Man comes and tills the field and lies beneath,
And after many a summer dies the swan.”
—Alfred Tennyson (18091892)
“A worm tells summer better than the clock,
The slugs a living calendar of days;
What shall it tell me if a timeless insect
Says the world wears away?”
—Dylan Thomas (19141953)
“I swear to keep the dead upon my mind,/Disdain for all time to be overglad./Among spring flowers, under summer trees./By chilling autumn waters, in the frosts/Of supercilious winterall my days/Ill have as mentors those reproving ghosts.”
—Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)