It’s been a remarkably cool summer — on this August morning’s walk, patches of frost were visible on the ground (!) — but it’s still summer, as these kid bikes left on the curb attest. When you’re a kid and it’s summer, you squeeze every minute out of the experience, and that means riding your bike until it’s too dark to see, then getting up the next morning and doing it again.
Alas, the days of true summer are waning fast. For the kids in our neighborhood the first day of school is next Monday.