Summertime, and the livin’ is easy …
Summer starts with the solstice, the longest day of the year, photographed at Loveland Pass, Colorado, 11,999 feet above the sea.
SUMMIT COUNTY — Mid-July is definitely the height of the summer season pretty much anywhere in the northern hemisphere, so when #FriFotos host and founder @EpsteinTravels announced this week’s theme for the popular Twitter chat, I zipped through the archives to find a few shots from this summer, as well as year’s past. And as much as I love cold powder snow and skiing, there’s something to be said for being able to go outside without putting on multiple layers, hats, gloves … you know what I mean, right? Join in the fun by uploading pics to Twitter and tagging them with #FriFotos.
The Tiki Bar at the Dillon Marina is definitely a good place to celebrate the summer season.
Summer cooking over the campfire.
This summer picture of my son is a few years old, but I still cherish it as a classic summer shot, taken just a few days after school let out. Check out the fistful of mud!
Is there anything more summery than wild mountain raspberries?
A dreamy summer day at the beach.
A dragonfly takes a short rest on a Bungee cord holding down roof luggage on our car during last summer’s road trip.
A summer thunderstorm builds over the Austrian alps at one of our favorite cooling-off spots, the Mondsee in the Salzkammergut region.
A summer session at the skate park in Breckenridge, Colorado.
The rose of summer.
In the Colorado high country, late July and early August is the season for wild mushrooms like this porcini — if we get our usual dose of summer monsoon rains.
A summer rainbow from the deck.
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