Introduction: Ours is a land of seasons. We have six seasons in Bangladesh. The different seasons come with different aspects and features. Summer is one of them. It is the hot season. It covers May and June.
How it is caused: The earth moves around the sun. The part of it, which comes nearer the sun, gets the summer season because here the sun’s rays are straight and direct.
Advantages: In summer, everything is neat and clean. The earth is dry. Hence, there is no mud or marsh. Mangoes ripen in summer. We get plenty of mangoes. We get jack-fruits and pineapples. The shady groves of mango and palm trees are cool and beautiful. The cuckoo has not yet ceased to sing its music. The grasshoppers make their merry dance on the cool blades of grass.
In summer, the clays are long. Hence, we get more time to work. School-children got more time to play. The summer flowers bloom in the evening. All night they spread their sweet smell. The summer sky is clear and blue. Hence, the moonbeams bright. Summer causes rainy seasons. Because it evaporates water and stores the vapors in the atmosphere. These vapors turn into clouds and fall as rain.
Disadvantages: At mid-day in summer, people suffer from the terrible heat. The weak and the old die of sun-strokes. People feel tired and thirsty. Their bodies perspire. Sweat comes out and flows down their bodies. They feel restless. Summer-boils trouble the children. Water tanks and wells go dry; so also, river and canals. People do not get water to drink. The dog’s pant with their tongues. Trees go bald and creepers fade away. Grass gets dry out of the month. So, cows do not get the pasture. All suffer from a scarcity of water. Mid-day is very hot. The dumb cattle lie in groves. The silent birds hide in their nests. Weary travelers are parched by the scorching rays of the sun. They rest under the wayside trees.
Conclusion: Summer is the first of the seasons. It is followed by four months of rain. Hence, we cannot blame it. Let us pay our due homage to summer.