My friend grew up in Ontario, but has lived in Nova Scotia for 10 years.
“I miss summer!” she said. “Where’s the heat?”
I thought about it, then laughed.
“I grew up in Nova Scotia,” I said, “and to me, summer is when you don’t have to put a coat on to go outside. When you aren’t fighting the temperature. When you don’t have to hide indoors. When you can embrace nature and it embraces you.”
It was her turn to laugh. “For you, summer is just when it isn’t winter!”