If there is such a thing as a sweet spot on Martha’s Vineyard through the seasons, it must be June. Especially this June, this year, after a cold, rainy spring that lingered well past its sell date.

Lately the weather has been picture perfect: warm, sunny days, cool nights perfect for sleeping beneath a pile of quilts with windows thrown open. The air has lost its edge and is softer now, threaded with fog that floats above meadows dotted with wildflowers in the early mornings and at dusk.

As if to remind us that this is an Island, a mini-northeaster blew in on Thursday with rain and wind, diverting ferries from exposed to more sheltered ports and knocking over newly-planted flowerpots on doorsteps.

No matter, the sun was due to be out again by Friday.

Soon the summer screech owls will begin their evening calls.

Soon there will be heat, humidity and fireflies after dark, blinking their tiny lights.

But that’s the stuff of July — and there is still plenty of June left to savor.

Father’s Day is Sunday. The summer solstice is next week. Sunset is well after eight o’clock these days, allowing time after work for long walks with dogs and friends, puttering in the garden, watering the tomatoes.

Fishing is picture perfect too — waters around the Island are teeming with schoolie bass and bluefish. In the evenings Memorial Wharf in Edgartown is lined with kids and grownups jigging for squid.

More than a few brave souls have been swimming in the cold ocean water.

At local farm stands the first strawberries are in, the first peas are not far behind.

On weekends Island churches, old barns and farm fields are festooned with white tents and flowers as June brides assemble their joyful celebrations, dancing the night away beneath inky, star-splashed skies.

Down-Island towns are beginning to fill up with early-season tourists and summer workers, many of them fresh from college and foreign countries. Some Islanders are readying cottages and camps for summer rentals — another unique aspect of life on the Vineyard that endures despite the obvious change happening all around.

Summer’s knocking on the door now, and for working Islanders this is peak season. At the Best of the Vineyard party hosted by the Martha’s Vineyard Magazine last week, business owners of every stripe could be found swapping high fives over their awards but there was also something else — it was a chance to say goodbye for the summer and wish each other well. The challenging, uneven rhythms of a seasonal economy are something they all have in common, and the camaraderie was evident.

Meanwhile, the calendar is already overflowing with events from concerts to fundraising galas to gallery openings and antique shows.

Beach roses are suddenly pink and white on the sand dunes. In the woodlands, high bush blueberries are covered with flowers, possibly presaging a good crop for this year.

Piping plovers have returned to make their nests in scrapes of sand on the barrier beaches around the Island. An amazing profile of endurance, hardiness, fidelity and overcoming long odds for survival, the tiny shorebirds mate for life and migrate north for thousands of miles every year to build their nests.

We welcome them, along with everyone else.

Here comes summer — ready to launch.