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Starlit nights and firefly viewing while listening to the insect night sounds that lull you to sleep.
Sandra Valderaz, Pedernales EC | Leander

The smell of cut grass, sunscreen and chlorine.
Bobbi Flowers, Bryan Texas Utilities | Bryan

Garden-fresh tomatoes.
James Self, Deaf Smith EC | Hereford

Going to the beach and feeling sand between my toes.
Paula Smith, Deep East Texas EC | San Augustine

Basking in the sun, sipping on a glass of tea, frolicking in the water and then just chillin’.
Barbara Wood, Lamar EC | Cooper

No school, swimming, hanging out with friends and sleeping in.
Leslie Rector, Bandera EC | Bandera

Nature is unfolding its wings.
Gary McCoy, Rusk County EC | Mount Enterprise

The snow cone lady in Frisco will be open.
Sarah McBride-Fermaglich | Via Facebook

Wet hair, cold salads, outdoor cooking and playing outside until the streetlights come on.
Patricia Greiner, Pedernales EC | Austin

Leisure, water and outside fun with beautiful scenery.
Cathy Lane, GVEC | Kingsbury

The old swimming hole, fireflies, watermelon, hot dogs and fireworks on the Fourth of July.
Marty Shaw, Farmers EC | Royse City

Cut-off blue jean shorts, bare feet and a grungy white T-shirt. Heading for the swimming hole.
Benny Calvit, Bowie-Cass EC | De Kalb

Drinking iced sweet tea or a margarita while sitting outside watching my grandkids running around the sprinkler trying to cool off.
Camilla Lopez, San Patricio EC | Skidmore

Floating the river with friends.
Amy Martin, Pedernales EC | Buda

Hot lazy days cooled off with sweet iced tea and a lemon wedge.
Corinne Z. Hernández, San Patricio EC | Mathis

Fun in the sun.
Jeff Jordan, Farmers EC | Pickton

Lying in the backyard on a quilt with my grandmother in the early ’50s, looking up at the Milky Way.
Martha Wofford, Pedernales EC | Cedar Park

Happy solar panels.
Burke Willis, Bluebonnet EC | Manor

Patio afternoons with family and cold beer.
Donna Herod, United Cooperative Services | Alvarado

Time for family reunions.
Irene Mattox, San Bernard EC | Hempstead

Hauling fresh-baked hay to the barn—nothing smells better than that. Then taking a fresh cold dip in the river after hard work.
Susan Martin, San Patricio EC | Three Rivers

Early-morning hikes.
Scott Phillips, Farmers EC | Wylie

Time spent with family that I don’t see most of the year.
Kathy O’Nan, GVEC | Seguin

Eating icy cold popsicles on the front porch while listening to a symphony of cicadas.
Monica Miller, CoServ | Carrollton

Memories of listening to mockingbirds by the house as I went to the fields with a Coleman thermos.
Barbara Howard Tweed | Via Facebook

Family, friends, frolicking and fun.
Eleanor Chote, Pedernales EC | Wimberley

Mowing grass, picking the garden, grilling out—all while swatting mosquitoes.
Larry Graf, Heart of Texas EC | China Spring