Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Nature Notes: August has Arrived with Rain
Fortunately August has brought significant and much needed rain.
The rain didn't come in time to save the hydrangea blooms, although the bush looks much healthier after getting a long drink.
I am pleased to see premature signs of fall. Now if the temperatures would drop, I would be ecstatic.
I have noticed in recent years that mid to late August has had welcome drops in temperature.
This would be a great year to have a cool down in August since June and July broke heat records left and right.
Even just seeing some unexpected early signs of fall lightens my spirits.
Below is an American Robin on the first day of August 2011.
I'll end with a female cardinal. All of these shots were taken on August 1, 2011 unlike most of my nature notes posts which cover all the days after my last nature post. I'm ready to say goodbye to July so I'm just using shots from the first day of the new month for this week's post.
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