When does summer begin? It depends:

  • For University of Illinois students, summer begins today.
  • Most people think summer begins on Memorial Day weekend.
  • For Jake & Sam, summer doesn’t begin until the end of the month.
  • Astronomers think summer begins at the moment of the solstice, June 21st at 5:04am (GMT).

I don’t worry too much about seasons any more; instead, I divide the year into four parts:

  • Shoveling
  • Bagging yard waste (#1)
  • Mowing
  • Bagging yard waste (#2)