I’m linking up with friends for Share Four Something’s August 2023 over @ Jennifer’s place, Overflowing With Thankfulness; each month, we share something we Loved, Read, Learned, and Ate.
Can you believe August is almost over? It feels like just yesterday we were celebrating the Fourth of July. But before we know it, the leaves will be changing color and the air will be crisp with fall.
Some of us are sad to see summer go, but I’m actually looking forward to fall. There’s something about the change of seasons that always makes me feel refreshed and invigorated.
Of course, there are also some things I’ll miss about summer. But I know that fall will bring its own unique pleasures, like cozying up with a good book, hot coffee on a chilly frosty morning, drives to see the fall foliage changing of the leaves and landscape, and participating with my crafts at autumn festivals.
So my 52nd trip around the sun was on August 2nd. And I was surprised with not one but two birthday cakes.
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Hibernation is for winter, estivation is for summer. Both are states of dormancy that animals use to survive harsh weather conditions. Estivation is a similar state of dormancy that some animals enter during the summer to survive the hot, dry weather. Animals that estivate include snails, tortoises, salamanders, crocodiles, the Malagasy fat-tailed dwarf lemur, and East African hedgehogs.
So probably more than a year ago, I decided to stop coloring my hair. It was just a pain in my rear end. I decided to embrace my salt & pepper. I don’t know if you can tell or not, but I have a “skunk” strip— that I started to get when I was 16. I ALWAYS wear my “rats nest” natural kinky, coil curls up on top of my head. But I decided to let it down after my shower to show you guys, how my hair is all salt & pepper now.
I love the stories in the Bible about aging. It’s honored. And because of God, I’m now okay with aging, and want to honor it.
When my best friend asked me what I wanted for my birthday dinner. I said picnic food. So, her husband grilled hamburgers and hot dogs— with all the fixins’. Homemade boardwalk fries, watermelon and Cantalope. (Hover over photo’s)
As summer draws to an end, we’ve spent time with loved ones, enjoyed the outdoors, and made the most of the warm weather. Now, it’s time to start planning for the upcoming season.
Autumn is a time of change and transition. The leaves change color, the air becomes crisp, and the days get shorter. It’s a time to cozy up by the fire, bake pumpkin pies, and enjoy the cooler weather.
But it’s also a time to reflect on the past season and all the good times we’ve had. What are your favorite memories of summer? What are you looking forward to most about autumn?
Linking up this month with these AMAZING Blog Hop/Link-Up party hostesses
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