The current calendar has four seasons. In a significant part of the Russian territory, the cold period lasts more than six months. And if in this context we ask ourselves what summer is, then the answer to it is very simple - this is a short period of time during which you need to prepare for a long and harsh winter. As if specifically for this, the days in the summer become long and hot. Not only people, but all living things in the area, from insects to large animals, begin to be active. Squirrels, ground squirrels and chipmunks collect mushrooms, berries and nuts, putting them in their storages.
The main task of birds is to feed their offspring. All plants, from cultivated to wild, reach for the sun and spread their seeds around. It is the sun that gives all living things the main part of vital energy. By this time, all animals molt. Their fur becomes less dense. Such a mechanism is laid down by nature in order toto make it easier to bear the heat. The same thing happens with people. Summer clothes are different from winter clothes. Light dresses and sundresses, shorts and boots are best suited for the hot season. To put it in "high calm", then the sun, water and fresh air - that's what summer is.
Classics of Russian literature devoted a large number of different works to this time of year. Alexander Pushkin once exclaimed: "Oh summer, I would love you if it weren't for flies with mosquitoes." Someone agrees with him, someone leaves this statement without attention. Well, really, what is summer without mosquitoes? Although bloodthirsty insects do not bring pleasant sensations to anyone at all. Moreover, specialists in the field of pharmacology have made great efforts to create various drugs that repel mosquitoes and other harmful insects. Ticks, which are carriers of dangerous diseases, are especially dangerous for humans.
Be that as it may, neither ticks nor mosquitoes can spoil people's favorable impressions of the warm season. There is another factor that leaves a sad impression - summer is always too short. The same classic, whose quotes about the summer are given in this article, very accurately noticed that the warm period in the northern latitudes can be considered a caricature of the southern winter. Those people who are engaged in the cultivation of vegetables and fruits in summer cottages are convinced of this from their own experience. Almost throughout the Russian territory, with the exception of the Krasnodar Territory,the summer period has the same specifics. It consists in late spring and early autumn frosts.
If wild birds and animals stock up for the winter from wild fruits, then a person has to do this purposefully. Large agricultural enterprises and tiny summer cottages are intended for growing certain crops. Everyone knows well what summer is like in our area, and what surprises it can bring to the workers of the fields. Concluding this short story, it must be said that all living beings on Earth not only rejoice at the arrival of summer, but are also forced to work intensively during this period. And all this is done in order to survive the long and harsh winter.