August, die she must
The autumn winds blow chilly and cold.
April Come She Will, Simon and Garfunkel
If you asked me what I accomplished in August my response would be, ‘not much’. But as I look at these images, it seems I accomplished more than I realized!
There was so much making… pies and jams, sewing, and always knitting! Plus, hours in the gardens (although if you saw them today you’d be doubtful of that!)
Vegetable Garden Productivity was stunningly awful. I never had more tomatoes than I could use and not enough to preserve any for future use. The only tomato plants that had any success at all were the Oxhearts – and even that was a manageable production. As for my flower beds – alas, the deer ravaged them multiple times this month…sigh.
The biggest changes were in light and skies – those August skies were less blue but rather filled with interesting clouds! And, as the August days drew to a close, we felt the first inklings of the change of seasons. Cooler breezes paired with cooler days and nights that required another blanket on the bed and a sweater for my morning garden excursions.
The video this month was so much fun! There was so much butterfly footage! Including “Butterfly Skirmishes” – which look like a gentle, swirling, fluttering dance…those Swallowtail’s are very territorial, it seems!
And with that, August memories are tucked away.
What about you? What is your favorite August memory?
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There are really lovely colors in your August photos and I love the bees and birds in your video. Happy September!
You captured some great scenes of bees and butterflies in your video! Fun! Looks like August was a good one for you. No strong memories for me of August, but I’m happy to welcome September!!
I need to take more pictures! I think this every month when I see these fun monthly reviews
Your garden may have been a bit of a disappointment to you but clearly was good for the bees and butterflies!
I was disappointed with my tomatoes earlier in the summer, but I’ve suddenly got several dozen grape tomatoes getting big and fat. I just hope they ripen before it gets cold!
One of the best things about “looking back” over a period of time . . . is that you gain a better perspective of everything you accomplished! What a lovely month, Kat! XO
I don’t get a variety of butterflies like you do – those are terrific!
I love the videos that reflect back on the month. The butterflies are stunning. I’m not sure where August has gone. Plenty of tomatoes, no basil, so many weeds, and many walks. Perhaps my favorite memory is of the little summer bouquets I pick from my yard and many Face Time calls with the grands.
We’ve got lots of butterflies (and a few varieties) this year. Nice to see Sherman keeping things in line around there! My favorite part of August…Dan getting a new job and moving to Denver!
🙂 Birds and bees and butterflies … and Sherman. I think the photos and video tell a delightful August story … I’m glad you’ve tucked it away and hope you can pull it out again and reflect on all the good parts. My favorite part of August was seeing Sara get settled into a new home. It’s actually lots of moments, but that’s the memory I’m tucking away for later.