These images, which were taken by my dad all around our great country, epitomize everything that is great about summertime in America. They conjure up thoughts of apple pie, white picket fences, lightning bugs and freshly sliced watermelon. With the Fourth of July just around the corner, we hope they will remind you to stop and remember all of the little things that make an American summer so special. We know it's easy to forget about the joys of summer when you're toiling away at work! Need more American summer inspiration? Visit us on Pinterest to see even more images that make us think of good ole summertime.