My favorite month of the year is June.
June is a month of possibilities. It’s when all is new. Bright green leaves, colorful flowers making even the stubbornest weed look a thing of beauty, newborn deer covered in spots peak up from their grassy hiding spots. And summer; summer is new. Stretched out before you seemingly endless. Anything can happen in June.
There’s always enough time in June. Always enough time for the adventure. The sun hangs in the bright blue sky forever beckoning you out to play, to explore, to relax. To go somewhere. Anywhere.
But my favorite time, my favorite part about June, is the evenings. Day slips into a never ending twilight. Darkness never comes. The day’s heat leaves yet the air is still wam, wrapping around you like a blanket. This is the time of many of my favorite memories and a favorite time to create new ones.
So get out there!
Catch a sunset. June seems to have some amazing ones and the lateness of them means there’s time.
Catch an outdoor concert. Music always sounds better outside watching the sun go down and the stars pop out one by one.
Build a campfire. Invite friends over. Make s’mores, drink wine, tell stories, bring out the guitar.
Take a walk. The world seems different in the twilight as darkness falls. More mysterious. You’ll notice things you never would see in daylight.
And, or course, if you live east of the Rockies, catch fireflies. Let them light up as they crawl around your hand and then watch them fly off. Blinking, heading higher and higher into the sky.
There’s still time! What will you do this June?