Turning the calendar to the month of August is always a little bittersweet as it’s the last full month of summer. Don’t get me wrong, there’s still plenty of summer to enjoy, but this month brings about a marked change.
The days are getting shorter to the point where I actually notice the difference.
Dale goes back to work in just a few more weeks.
The garden is looking a little worn out.
There are good things, too, though.
Homegrown tomatoes will be ripening soon.
Cucumbers are plentiful.
Monarchs and swallowtails are swarming the butterfly bush.
Dahlias and zinnias are putting on a show of spectacular color.
In the end, all of this serves to make me appreciate these days even more. Here’s to a long, slow August.