I am a teacher and I enjoy living along Lake Michigan. It is a beautiful place that makes me feel like I am on vacation all year long!
By: JanesVacation , 12:59 AM GMT on May 20, 2012
Summer seems to arrived here in the midwest. All of the spring flowers have died away and the summer annuals have replaced them. I hung up my hot pink geranium yesterday and planted 2 flats of annuals in the ground where the sprinkler will help me to keep them watered. 3 large pots of colorful annuals round out my summer decorations.
The rest of my garden will soon be abundant with hostas, buttercup, yellow and orange daylilies and in July the back eyed susans will make their appearance. We had a mild winter, so we are assuming Lake Michigan will warm quicker than usual. No ice formed this year and the temperatures have averaged above normal for May. Many years go by when I just dip my toe in the "big lake" as we call it. Our pool has a heater that warms it to 82+ degrees, far exceeding any temperature the lake could ever achieve. At best, 75 is about the peak temperature in July for Lake Michigan. A bit chilly, even for a Northener like me!
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