It's summer in the Seattle area!
How do I know this? Is it because the calendar says so? That the summer solstice is just days away??
Almost, but not quite. My own method of determining when summer starts is: when I take the flannel sheets off my bed.
It is still cool well into June, so I leave them on. Sure, we'll get a few warm days in April and May but that is just a tease. I knew summer was close last night because I had trouble falling asleep since it was so warm. It was 82 degrees F earlier in my house so I finally put my down comforter away and got out the lighter linen.