Today as I turned the calendar, I looked at Ron and said, " Yay for August!!! We are one month closer to Fall!!" Do you ever feel sorry for August? I do, I am always in such a race for lovely, September and the best month of all October that I am afraid I snub poor August. I decided today, I would enjoy each day of August just because. When I looked at the calendar, I saw there are five Fridays in August which means an extra paycheck. That is a good thing don't you think?
I didn't say anything to anyone but the other morning when I went to walk around and look at things, I caught the smell of school starting. I saw crows beginning to fly in flocks back to where ever it is they have been for the summer. I even have a flock of blackbirds when normally it is later for them to coming hopping back into my life. Then in the afternoon, the boys came in and announced, " It smells like school is going to start." So I know that it wasn't just my imagination.
The leaves are beginning to drift down from the front tree and start to remind us of the passage of time. I was standing watching as the leaves were filling up the yard, when Peter came to stand beside me and as we watched together, he said, " It makes me sad you know, now I am grown and still I see young Peter playing around the tree. " I looked away, but didn't mention, that often I see young Kim sitting at the roots singing and dreaming of days gone by. I will never mention the laughter that I hear there when I am alone of children sailing in rough seas or of pirate ships that threaten to make them all walk the plank.
August I think gets so over looked just because the trees are tired and dusty and weary. At least it is that way here. Not enough rain and too much heat. I noticed that the beautiful red cherry trees are now a tired shade of orange red. I don't think I have noticed that before. I see leaves on the cottonwoods turning yellow on the inside branches. The bunny is loosing his summer coat.
So welcome August. I will keep my eyes open to see you and try not to loose my attention and dream of September. I will try to enjoy you and not say bad things about heat, humidity and the other things I accuse you of. So I will welcome you since today you are coming with cooler weather than did your friends June and July or even April and May. They were both pretty fickle this year. I will keep my fingers crossed and just maybe we could be friends.