Photo by Salt Water New England

Saturday, August 1, 2020

The First of August and the Angle of the Light is Changing


Photo by Salt Water New England

15 comments:

  1. So happy about that! It's getting harder to bear the harsh summer sun, heat and humidity here in Georgia. We hibernate during July and August. Well, at least, I do. Sure missed going to Maine this summer.

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    1. I too am in GA (Northeast). Yes, we do indeed go into hibernation. The gardens fade (or cook). I was just lamenting earlier this week that I won't be able to make my New England trip this year.

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  2. Yes, Autumn is surely on its way! PA

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  3. There comes a time every August when the air dries out and the temperature drops giving us the first hint of cooler weather to come. I notice the once bright green of springtime leaves has turned toward olive, and even a few tree branches sporting precocious reds and yellows. Autumn is on its way and I can hardly wait. It’s my favorite time of year.

    Aiken

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  4. I love my Dog Days. They take me back to a carefree childhood where we were creative in finding a cool spot so we could, well...be kids. Now I’m decades past those days but there is that certain feeling I get when I find one of those cool outdoor spots but I must admit I give thanks for AC when indoors. I too, look for the first signs of Fall but here in sweet tea land they come a bit later.

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  5. When August days are hot an’ dry,
    I won’t sit by an’ sigh or die,
    I’ll get my bottle (on the sly)
    And go ahead, and fish, and lie …

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    1. Too good. Reminds me of my Great-Uncle John who referred to his bottle as liquid medicine. He may have been onto something since he lived to be 89.

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  6. Fall can't come soon enough! Thank you so very much!

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  7. You've had your summer days, now for Autumn eves.

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  8. Wow, what a photograph! I have been noticing the same change in light here, as the wildflowers change from daisies to black-eyed Susans. I so appreciate the beauty you capture in your photographs. Whatsoever is pure, whatsoever is lovely, you help us to think of these things.

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  9. Agreed. Puttering outside with various summer chores like mowing and weeding is fun, but I'll take a bracing October day anytime.

    Best Regards,

    Heinz-Ulrich

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  10. The possibility of fall makes me strain all the harder to find the markers. When Central Market holds its Hatch Chile Fest in a couple of weeks, we will all think we might just survive the Texas summer. The cedar elms are losing leaves already, and the Mexican plum is yellowing, but the forecast is still for day after day of heat. Yet we, too, see the light shifting and are grateful for what will be, just not right away.

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  11. I, too, look forward to fall every year. It's been a hot and dry one in Vermont, and while we enjoyed it...from our own yard...I'm ready for some cooler temps and fall clothes. Glad to know I'm not the only one who feels this way.

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  12. There is a certain insect that starts chirping in later summer, I call them the "late summer" bugs. I'm not sure what they are. To me, it's a comforting sound, knowing the heat and humditiy, which I do not like, are soon gone. Autum is my, and my husband's, favorite time of year. Though, this year, it's going to be a bit disappointing to say goodbye to summer, as this has been a strange year. --Holly in PA

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  13. The light has changed indeed. I lower the shades to keep the afternoon sun from peeking in. Even the birds are not up as early as they have been the last couple months. It was downright silent this morning when I took the tea out to the screened porch.

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