So this summer in the Northeast has been one early on of little to no rain, beastly hot days , lots of humidity. As soon as we go on vacation where we are near the Ocean and a Pond, it is cloudy, overcast , cool and foggy. A week on the Cape and this was 1 of 2 nice days. We hightailed it to the Ocean for a morning walk. I am not the lay on the beach all day kind of gal. maybe on a cooler day but I just do not enjoy the heat, and no where to get cool. They were limited in letting people in the water today as the current and surf were very high and the Lifeguards were on high alert. I counted close to 20 on the beach. I think this gull thought we were interrupting his morning nap. Always amazed at teh immensity of the ocean. the colors on a sunny day are like no other. We saw 4-5 types of birds this AM including a large osprey out fishing in the open Ocean.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color. Often at night there is lightning, but it quivers all alone. ~Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting
Get out there and enjoy this last week of high summer! My first 2 children were born this week. It has always been a hot week but from this point onward the nights can be counted on to be cool. Previous to this the nights are very balmy and warm. We start to see all of nature change with the coming of a new season. Sit back and enjoy this remaining 6 plus weeks of summer!