My Dad used to say: “No winter, not summer.” By that he implied that after a mild winter (which by Minnesota standards meant less than 4 feet of ice on the lakes and not too many days of 20 degrees below zero or more) the summer that followed was usually cool.
It seems we have experienced that phenomenon so far. Our lake temperatures in our area are still around 63 degrees and now the cool mornings of August are heavy with dew. Low temperatures are often in the fifties and the brilliant wildflowers shimmer with moisture in the early morning sun. We can hope that September will be long and summer-like with above average temperatures to finish the crops.