Ability and Community

Summer Sun and Fun

“O, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.” - Roman Payne (American Author)

Summer is a feeling, a scent, a celebration, a season.

What I love is the long duration of sunlight, waking at 5 a.m. with Mother Nature’s alarm clock (the singing birds). I also love the summer twilight, when the sun is below the horizon, but its rays are scattered by Earth’s atmosphere to create the colours.

Summer is a time to relish the outdoors, festivals, street food, even a dance in a warm rain!

Summer activities include gardening, cycling, and a calm stroll through the neighbourhood, which are good for the body and mind. I look forward to restaurant patios, the smell of barbecue, and the relaxing feeling!

Let us not forget the less fortunate. Support is needed year round. In summer I carry around an extra bottle of water in my backpack to hand out.

Enjoy the beautiful season, the big sky, and have a safe summer!

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Janis Irwin MLA
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Next Issue . . .

Volume 41, Issue 2 will be published March 15, 2020. Articles and photos concerning community news, events, and opinions are welcome. We also accept submissions of poetry and cartoons. Deadline: February 20, 2020. Send submissions to: editor@bmcnews.org. Articles should be 400 words or less and accompanied by photographs (JPG, in high resolution) when possible.