Here it is the end of April, and on Long Island, NY (within a month or so of the official beginning of the Summer beach-season ), I am lighting a fire to take the chill off. Well, actually, I filled the stove and threw an extra split in after awhile. I will probably throw another in for good measure. It is a nice way of celebrating the end (possibly) of the cold/cool season and welcoming the Summer season. We don't seem to get Spring weather much anymore. It feels like it goes from cold to hot in no time in recent years. Anyway, it's all good when you find ways to enjoy it.