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!