Summertime is the best time of year. Sure, I love when the leaves change colors in the fall, I love the snow in the winter, and I adore watching the flowers bloom in the spring, but there is nothing about any of those seasons that tops the feel of summer and summertime activities.

I love being able to go outside and feel the warmth of the sun on my skin, my bare feet buried in grass, and the smell of barbeque in the air. Each day has some new adventure outside, whether it’s going to a baseball game or jumping through a sprinkler. In the city, you can always hear people spending time with friends and family, playing and socializing. However, the best part of summer isn’t in the city, but rather having the ability to get out and go camping, swimming, s’more making. You’d be hard pressed to create a setting more serene than building a campfire and camping out under the stars, or canoeing on a mountain lake.

While there will always be elements that draw my adoration during the other seasons, summertime will never be replaced as my favorite time of year.