August Now

August Now

milkweed flowers

Entering August, the Dog Days, the third month of meteorological summer, the heat and humidity every day. Gardens are overgrown and maybe really weedy. Days of day lilies are almost done.

There are seedpods on the milkweeds. Tomatoes and peppers are ripening. And what to do with all the zucchini?

It is a time of ripening fields. In the stores and farmers’ markets, produce is fresh and plentiful. It’s like summer will never end.

And in these endless afternoons, do we still listen to baseball on the radio?

Do we think about mosquitos, and heat exhaustion, floods and thunder?

Do we think about the fall weather forecast, and back to school?

Already, the aisles of school supplies at Walgreens. And ice cream on sale.

And what about ChicagoNow, this site of so many wonderful blogs, such talent and variety, this community of writers? As of now, things remain uncertain. Maybe this will all go away tomorrow….

But even so, I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to read my postings on Chicago Weather Watch. Thank you to those who have left comments here–especially Jack and Margaret Serious, and Aquinas Wired, who left the very first comment—a perfect haiku on Hiroshige snow. Thank you!

Thank you, Jimmy Greenfield, who built this community, and welcomed me. It has been an honor and a pleasure.

Thank you all for sharing the moon and the weather with me!

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I am originally a country girl from downstate Illinois. I was a Chicago girl in Rogers Park by the Lake. Now I live in Oak Park, by the Blue Line and the Congress Expressway. I write about the weather and other things.
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