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.
Famous quotes containing the word summer:
“There is nothing like the fun of having brothers,
if there is no rivalry.
There is nothing like the fun of summer rains,
if there is no mud.
There is nothing like the fun of gambling,
if there is no loss.”
—Punjabi proverb, trans. by Gurinder Singh Mann.
“Hearts with one purpose alone
Through summer and winter seem
Enchanted to a stone
To trouble the living stream.”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)
“The summer hath his joys
And winter his delights;
Though love and all his pleasures are but toys,
They shorten tedious nights.”
—Thomas Campion (15671620)