There's a slight chill in the air now. The lazy, hazy, hot days of summer are officially behind us today, as the calendar marks the start of fall. But there's no harm in reminiscing about summer 2013, and there were definitely moments to remember. -- Tracy M. Brown, LI Life editor
reader photosVicki JauronWEST BABYLON. A tranquil lake view and empty bench beckon at Belmont Lake State Park in a photo by Vicki Jauron of Babylon.
reader photosZach AdamsPORT JEFFERSON. In the dog days, Zach Adams says of his photo, pal Ruca is always ready for a breeze on the road.
reader photosDiane GiganteOCEANSIDE. How big is that cucuzza squash? Lianna Gigante, 2, of Oceanside, checks as grandma, Diane Gigante, takes the measure of both while little fingers also pop in a taste of tomato from grandpa’s garden.
reader photosAlbert XavierLINDENHURST. Miguel Angelo Javier, 2, enjoys the water at Venetian Shores Spray Park this month and smiles “ahhh” for a photo by his dad, Albert Javier of Brightwaters.
reader photosGus FafaliosMONTAUK. Hawke Blum, 8, of Manhattan and “Uncle Dougy” Schildhaus of Massapequa Park show off the striped bass they caught aboard Capt. Mark Marose’s boat as recorded by friend Gus Fafalios of Southampton.
reader photosGretchen BrowneROCKVILLE CENTRE. A hammock gets cousins together for a picture by grandma, Gretchen Browne: left, back to front, Jerry Browne, 6, of South Orange, N.J., Bridget O’Connor, 2, of Brooklyn, Mary Browne, 2, of South Orange, Deirdre Browne, 5, of South Orange; right, back to front, Agnes Browne, 2, of Rockville Centre, Joseph Browne, 5, of Rockville Centre, and Liam O’Connor, 4, of Brooklyn.
reader photosPatricia RothweilerLONG BEACH. Alexis Rothweiler, 15 months, pretends and poses for her mom, Patricia Rothweiler of Island Park, while playing at Magnolia Park.