When my neighbors open the pool, to me, that's a sign that summer is...just around the corner.

You'll recognize these pool scenes...

The pool is a neighborhood gathering spot. (Craig Allen photo).
The pool is a neighborhood gathering spot. (Craig Allen photo).
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...from the Neighborhood Tractor Race, back in May.

FUN! (Craig Allen photo).
FUN! (Craig Allen photo).
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FEEL the JOY!

Now...

One lone leaf. (Craig Allen photo).
One lone leaf. (Craig Allen photo).
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...the pool is quiet...

Where's the diving board? (Craig Allen photo).
Where's the diving board? (Craig Allen photo).
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...and the rafts...

The tote is full. (Craig Allen photo).
This tote is full. (Craig Allen photo).
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...and pool toys are packed away.

Even the lawn/"pool" furniture looks...

Where did everyone go? (Craig Allen photo).
Where did everyone go? (Craig Allen photo).
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...like it knows that the end is...near.

This...sums its up. (Craig Allen photo).
This...sums its up. (Craig Allen photo).
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That the end of the summer fun is...

How many months til May? (Craig Allen photo).
How many months til May? (Craig Allen photo).
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...HERE.

Sorry.