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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... 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 ... and television to indicate the scene is taking place in the summer ...
... Most of its economical growth is dependent on the summer months, when most tourists come to see the city ... 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 just vacation in the ...
... 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 ...
... by spending more time outdoors during the summer ... 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) ...
... (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 ... Hurricanes 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) ...
Famous quotes containing the word summer:
“Through winter-time we call on spring,
And through the spring on summer call,
And when abounding hedges ring
Declare that winters best of all;
And after that theres nothing good
Because the spring-time has not come....”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)
“I think of no news to tell you. It is a serene summer day here, all above the snow. The hens steal their nests, and I steal their eggs still, as formerly. This is what I do with the hands. Ah, labor,it is a divine institution, and conversation with many men and hens.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Autumn has caught us in our summer wear....”
—Philip Larkin (19221986)