Compared to the northern United States, Austin’s winters are incredibly mild, but that doesn’t mean we don’t experience our fair share of biting north winds, dreary overcast skies, and freezing temperatures. And sleet. Lots of freaking sleet.
If you’re Texas born and raised, then you’ve probably learned to appreciate Texas’ warmer climate and plentiful sunshine, and it’s probably safe to assume that, when your face and fingers and toes are aching in the bitter cold, the native Texan in you longs for summer.
Sound familiar? Then sorry, but these 10 photos of summer in Austin are only going to make your pining worse. Much much worse:
1.) It’s been so long since we’ve paddled Lady Bird Lake
2.) And There’s nothing as warm and wonderful as a Texas summer sunset
3.) our Dogs just aren’t as happy without their weekly swim
4.) … And neither are we
5.) Sailing Lake Travis is just better in shorts
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6.) And we’re pretty sure these sprinklers are begging to be run through
7.) The Graffiti on the Lamar Train Bridge is freaking gorgeous like this
8.) and how could the weather be any more perfect for a music festival?
9.) Then there’s the epicness that is July 4th Fireworks
10.) And of course, our bats <3
If you’ve never fully appreciated summer in Austin, we’re sure that after seeing these photos, you’ll agree: Austin is beautiful and has so much to offer in the warmer months! Now if we could only keep sight of that as things heat up…
Featured photo: Flickr user Jonas Foyn Therkelsen, CC licensed