In some parts of the world, they have lovely weather in the Summer, with temps just high enough to make a swimming pool (and a cold drink) very inviting.
But, here in Oklahoma the past 2 Summers could not be described as 'lovely'. Last year had over 66 days over 100 degrees with no rain. And, unless you were willing to take out a 2nd mortgage for your water bill - you had some casualities of the heat and drought. We still have bare patches in our lawn and I thought we lost one of the rose bushes too. I was wrong (partly away). The picture below is a rose, springing up from the dried up base of one of my favorite Knock Out Roses.