The air feels heavy this time of year. It settles on you like a blanket, equal parts comforting and oppressive. It's hot and humid.
That a place like this - that sees such extreme cold in the winter - can feel so tropical, if only for a short time, is an amazing thing.
Lush and green, with unsettled skies as thunderstorms threaten to roll in.
Those winters make us appreciate these summers that much more.