The months have rolled around once again to August. There’s something about this particular flip of the calendar that has an oddly positive affect on me. I say odd because I don’t feel quite the same for other months regardless of what they offer. I have not figured it out yet. Perhaps it doesn’t need to be figured out, just enjoyed.
Most of what makes August is still the same. The one thing that is not the same and concerns me is the weather. Once it became August there was a shift. A slightly cooler crisp quality that would start to replace the hotter humid air. Not this year or even in the very recent past. Climate change is hitting full on. There are record temperatures all around the earth, not to mention increased wild fires, floods and other natural disasters.
This ought to be a major wake up call. Especially to those who can actually do something significant about it. Of course, each one of us can do whatever small things we can. It can make a difference. The more of us that do our part the difference will be bigger. What shocks me is that there are still those who don’t believe in climate change. To what else would they attribute the current condition?
Anyway, I don’t want this to get depressing. There’s still much from which we can find fun and happiness. And, in case you may have forgotten or didn’t know tomorrow (August 8) is Sneak Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day.
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