It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Chapter 8, Page 30, Book 18

Whilst August yet wears her golden crown,
Ripening fields lush - bright with promise’
Summer waxes long, then wanes, quietly passing
Her fading green glory on to riotous Autumn.

Michelle L. Thieme

Just for today I will remember that life goes on…

When summer opens, I see how fast it matures,
and fear it will be short, but after the heats of July 
and August, I am reconciled; like one who has had 
his swing, to the cool of Autumn.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The month of August is almost a thing of the past, tomorrow is the last day we have to enjoy it.  I’ll be saying a fond farewell and looking forward to September.  It was a hot month sprinkled with a few days of lower heat and humidity.  

I got to enjoy the abundance of summer’s bounty.  Fresh fruits and vegetables.  

I went to the beach for a day and enjoyed the refreshing breezes and relaxing rhythm of the waves going in and out.

I celebrated many family birthdays, one of which will be tomorrow.  One of my grandson’s turns eight.

We had lots of rain and the grass continues to grow.

People take pictures of Summer, just in case someone thought they had missed it, and to prove that it really existed.

Ray Davies

I went to our county fair and enjoyed some good fair food and all the sights as many displayed their cows, horses, chickens, rabbits, pigs and sheep.  They also displayed their talents as far as cooking, baking, bee keeping and quilt making. 

The countryside is full of tall corn blowing in the wind and fields of soybeans reaching maturity.  

The acorns have begun to fall from the oak trees and it won’t belong before the leaves will begin to fall too.  

August is a month of abundance.  

Life is like a camera.  Just focus on what’s important 
and capture the good times, develop from the 
negatives and if things don’t work out, just take
another shot.

Author Unknown


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I am very thankful for all these summer days and look forward with hope for the September days ahead

jack69 said...

I say it over and over but I do like the pictures of family. Also I caught that Ohio barn in the distance, Ohio has so many beautiful barns.
It was the 7th grade, Ms Melissa Grill somehow got this boy interested in 'sissy' poems. She taught me to look for the message. Poets express manythings well, one is the seasons of the year. Love it!
Great post, you look happy in the fresh breezes!
Sherry & jack

betty said...

It looked like you had a great summer, Ma! I am surprised the acorns are already falling, but I guess that gives the squirrels time to gather them up!


Mevely317 said...

That's a stunning photo of your fresh veggies! Seems I remember someone once remarking, fresh produce is God's way of making up for August.
That's a really cute selfie; I'd like to find a flattering sun hat.


great pic of you at the beach. sounds like fun. happy birthday to your grandson.