The first day of summer was yesterday, but Houston is still in the 90's. I need to see things that are cool and refreshing. This photo was taken at the park near our apartment building, in Staten Island. I was 6 and I loved this fancy sprinkler... so much more deluxe than playing with the hose!
Ways to Cool Off: Dipping bandanas into a mix of water, ice and some fragrant dashes of "Florida Water"... Wading in the spring-fed Eleven Point River in Missouri, to chill the body of 100-degree temps... Grandma "Daw's" attic fan, sucking cool night air, through the open windows... Paying my little brother a dollar, one summer night, to use a paper fan to cool me till I fell asleep... Running through sprinklers on the golf course...