Summer has seemingly already arrived in Southwest Virginia as this picture celebrating VA Tech’s recent designation as a “Tree Campus USA” indicates. Unseasonably warm winter weather has continued through most of March and April allowing for one of the earliest growing seasons ever and most area farmers are several weeks ahead in their cultivation and planting cycles. The early arrival of summertime temps also has schoolchildren (and adults?) looking to warm weather activities a little earlier as well. Can the opening of pools be far behind?