I hear you about the mosquitoes. I went for a run today, and had to goop on sunscreen and deet to the extreme. They are freaking voracious this year! It's horrid, really. The river valleys are crawling with them - don't even think about going outside in the morning or night without diet.
Our summers are beautiful, but short - it's better than having 2 months of excruciatingly hot weather that you can't go outside and enjoy anyways. ;) It all balances out - dress for the weather and you'll be fine, even when it's -20. There is no reason why anyone can't enjoy the outdoors.
And it is so nice in the country right now - the canola fields are exploding and the fields are very lush. This is a rare time to photograph fields when they are so vibrant and healthy.