Despite the recent warm temperatures and heatwaves sweeping the nation, June 21 will mark the official arrival of summer in the Northern Hemisphere this year.

When summer solstice begins on Tuesday, consider sharing some quotes about fun in the sun to celebrate the arrival of the new season.

1. “It’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine ... it’s summertime!” ― Kenny Chesney

2. “Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” ― Henry James

3. “Love is to the heart what the summer is to the farmer’s year. It brings to harvest all the loveliest flowers of the soul.” ― Billy Graham

4. “Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.” ― Russell Baker

5. “There is no season such delight can bring, as summer, autumn, winter, and the spring.” ― William Browne

6. “Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, going to Disneyland, having fun.” ― Brian Wilson

7. “​​If summer had one defining scent, it’d definitely be the smell of barbecue.” ― Katie Lee

8. “A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing and mojito in your hand.” ― Bar Refaeli

9. “Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy. To do nothing and have it count for something. To lie in the grass and count the stars. To sit on a branch and study the clouds.” ― Regina Brett

10, “Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” ― William Shakespeare

11. “Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all’s right with the world.” ― Ada Louise Huxtable

12. “Oh, the summer night, Has a smile of light, And she sits on a sapphire throne.” ― Bryan Procter

13. “Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people.” ― Deb Caletti

14. “Summer is a promissory note signed in June, its long days spent and gone before you know it, and due to be repaid next January.” ― Hal Borland

15. “And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

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