This month seems to fly by the fastest, or I'm just noticing getting older. August is kind of a transitional month. Although it is summer all month long it seems to show signs of the seasons changing as well as activities. It's the season of hay making and bountiful garden production. With all the rain we've had this summer the pastures are overgrown with tall grasses. The sheep aren't keeping up. Everything is lush and green and the corn is tall and tasseling.
There are usually lots of hot, humid days, setting the scene for 10 days of the Iowa State Fair. Families fit in last chance get aways and vacations before athletics and school demands are the priority. Summer break is winding down and there is only a little time left to schedule all those things you planned to do before school starts. Shopping for school supplies and clothes gets wedged in between busy days and you wonder where the time has gone.
There are butterflies and dragonflies all around and bees buzzing over the summer blooms. The sound of locusts fills the night air along with the chirping of crickets and the croaking of frogs.
"Whatever is has already been, and what will be has been before; and God will call the past to account" (Ecclesiastes 3:15 NIV).