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Friday, August 26, 2011
The great thing about August...
...is that autumn is so close, but summer is still with us. It's also a big birthday month in this household, which means lots of cake and ice cream and good things. The heat changes toward the end of the month, not feeling quite so oppressive despite the humidity. Some trees decide they just can't wait another second and begin to change their leaves, hinting at the glorious fall to come. School is back in session, and the excitement of new notebooks and pencils, textbooks and crayons seems to electrify these first few mornings of the new year. I welcome this wonderful influx of vitality before the seasons begin to withdraw into another winter. For now, birds are bobbing on branches and vines, crickets are chirping a chorus from the grass, and I'm basking in the sun of the last days of August.