No day is more loved in Northeast Ohio than the first day of summer.  Christmas brings too much stress and too many relatives. Halloween's fun but buying all that candy gets expensive.  And Easter?  It's usually cold and wet and dreary.

But the first day of summer brings with it hot & humid weather all wrapped up in the longest day of the year. 

This is how the first day of summer looks from my kitchen window.  When I gaze out, I see lawn games and gardening and barbecues.  And can you smell the air?  Mmmmm, summer sweet. Yup, no day is more loved in Northeast Ohio than the first day of summer.