August began as it should, sunny and hot – the epitome of a Minnesota summer’s day. The perfect ending to an August day is a lake and ice cream. We were lucky enough to have both the lake and a DQ close by in the Cities. As kids played in the water by the swimming beach, we noticed more and more people coming to the lake as the sunset approached. A storm was developing to the northwest and the clouds began to move in, but luckily they held off long enough for the sun to give up a last hurrah, light up the sky and clouds, and reflect its brilliant colors in the surface of the lake. A group cruised by on their pontoon boat as we sat on a bench and enjoyed our ice cream, the cool breeze coming off the lake, and the beauty of the day’s end.