Yesterday I was talking to my dad on the phone while sitting on the backyard swing. I was soaking up the morning sun beams before the heat of the day, when Canadian geese flew above me in their V formation. Oh my, if that isn't a sight for sore eyes for this cool weather lover.
August for me is a reflective month. I dislike the heat and humidity (this year so far very manageable). However, August loves to show soft signs of autumnal changes. A single maple leaf placed in a sea of green grass. Black walnut leaves littering the back roads and yes, walnuts falling as well. My driveway is sporting a few fallen acorns from my mighty oak tree. All good, all welcome, beautiful.
So while the humidity climbs today, I'm keeping copious notes of the seasonal changes I witness in a notebook. Each entry makes me a little giddy. I've endured the summer, I enjoyed the summer but it's time to move to the next season.
Since my husband is in academia, the end of August for me is the beginning of a new (school) year. I'm crafting reading lists that delve into serious topics and shelving those 'beach' read books that I've enjoyed the past few months. I might even read George Washington's biography, it's a hefty book. In August, start thinking of the knitting I might want to do for the holidays.
August is also the month of endless zucchini! One plant - and I have more than I ever thought possible. When the tomatoes ripen we will have too many of those as well. Bountiful and blessed.
We have one week left of our staycation and so far so good. Every day for dinner has been a big salad and I've done minimal to no cooking. We sit by the pool with our books and relax.
Life is good!