The summer doesn't officially begin until June 21, in the Northern Hemisphere. However, in the USA, this upcoming weekend is a three-day holiday ending on Monday, May 30, with the observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Most people in this country consider this date the unofficial beginning of the legendary season of "fun-in-the-sun." No matter which date one prefers for the arrival of summertime, there's no denying the fact warmer temperatures and longer hours of daylight are here. This means that the textile folks are wearing less clothing and us clothes-free enthusiasts are nude, as usual.
That also means that most (if not all) of us, bare or otherwise, are outside in the sunshine more than we were a month ago. And while we're outdoors, all of us are exposing our skin to the sun's rays. This baring of ourselves in all this sunlight is a welcome change and an enormous relief after the forced hibernation of this past winter season and frigid temperatures.