The summer solstice arrived without fanfare at 12:04 this morning, just after I had tucked myself into bed. So we can now officially say it is summer, even though it's been summer unofficially here since late May.
Today will be the longest day of the year at 14 hours, five minutes. The sun and I rose this morning at 6:22 and it will not set until 8:27 tonight. I'll be setting slightly later.
I got up early to start my sprinklers. I've spent much of the week watering plants, trying to make up for their neglect over the previous week.
The long-term forecast gives us no hope of rain and continued temperatures in the mid-90s every day. I expect my sprinklers will continue to see a lot of use in the coming week.