Here it is August again. That’s my favorite time of the year. The cicadas have been singing their little hearts out. The frogs have been croaking. The weather has been perfect. The humidity and excessive heat wave broke.
Everything is so green. The fruits and vegetables are coming in and people don’t want to stay inside.
There are outdoor concerts everywhere. Some are free. Our local festival has started and it’s followed by a traditional carnival-style fair.
There are renaissance activities going on and you can smell the barbeques when you walk outside.
Friends are eager to get together.
I love it so much I wish I could bottle some to take out in January when things get cold and gloomy. A garden fresh tomato, a horny frog singing for a mate, leaves on trees and less than 10 pounds of clothes on my body – come January, I would kill for any of that.
But that’s the cycle of life. Is it true that without the winter and the cold you don’t quite enjoy the summer as much? I’d love to test out that theory!
People who live on tropical islands don’t focus on weather. They probably don’t even have a weather channel! What’s to think about? Sunny and warm! Maybe a shower or two but nothing freezes. No coats to get out or boots to shuffle in. They don’t know what fleece is!
Pretty soon our friends down under will be basking in a wonderful summer and I will envy them. But for now, I am going to enjoy my time on earth in this glorious weather.
Oh, yes…the granddaughters are coming this week so I better take some vitamin E!