Friday, August 15, 2008

August in Indiana

August in Indiana somehow signals the ending of our Summer! The sun sadly is just a bit lower on the horizon and perhaps not as warm as some of us would like.

County Fairs are winding down and State Champions are being chosen. Armies of Yellow School Buses can been seen winding around country roads as drivers relearn routes. Since July 5th stores have been stocked with School boxes, backpacks, reams of paper and Number 2 yellow pencils.

You can see despairing moms trying to convince a head-strong child that they will not need a wool sweater for the first day of school. For as sure a there are green apples the week school begins the heat of summer will return, full force.

August in Indiana has hit local beaches as well. Beginning the week of August 18th, the Life-guards will only be on duty on weekends through Labor Day... The time of the long shadows has even reached the shoreline... Signaling the all too soon returning time of Winter......

1 comment:

  1. Gee, I try telling my daughters the same thing every year ... it's still Summer! You don't need jeans yet! But somehow they refuse to listen. So let them go to school on an 85 degree day in jeans. Whatever.

    You can feel a change in the air can't you. I don't like it. For us we had more rain than sun so it almost felt like the Summer than wasn't. I do enjoy fall though. Guess I better since there's no stopping it!