Flowers grow in front of brick buildings and along driveways. Bumblebees and butterflies keep busy, floating from bloom to bloom. Lightning bugs flicker about at dusk.
Sunset and skyline admirers walk on the pier. On a clear day, the distant towers of the Loop are visible. Sometimes they are obscured by a haze. If a storm is clearing up, the clouds transform from bright orange to red to pink to purple.
People watchers might comment on how lucky people are to be on a boat on such a lovely day before redirecting their gaze to the waves.
Seagulls hang out on the sand, looking for scraps to eat.
Bright murals decorate underpasses and walls.
Sunlight creeps through the leaves.
If these are the sights of the season, I never want summer to end.