~~August brings a single drenching rain, a few brief showers, and then the pattern of weather reverts to dryness and intense heat. Nearly every bird song is stilled. As if to counter-balance the absence of bird songs, the chant of insects rises more shrilly then ever. At night, the air throbs with the fiddling of katydids and crickets~~
I am dusting my bookcase, it has been a while and I spot "Those Of The Forest" The Natural History Classic by Wallace Byron Grange. Sitting down I open the book and I read the above paragraph.
My first thought was of dryness, intense heat and the rain that was a pattern through my Spring and Summer here at Woodhaven.
The words reminded me of what will come about this month, so far the intense heat is something that I do not like. When I read about crickets it made me
think of Fall. Seems whenever I would hear a cricket in my cottage I knew Fall was on the way.
I also had thoughts of "wonder what our Winter will be like?"
What I do like about Winter are the times I can sit, read and be still. Home made soups simmering on the stove along with something tasty baking in the oven.
Spring and Summer months are very busy for One Woman. Very enjoyable, but as the years go by the heat is something I do not tolerate well.
My thoughts need to be on this day and not wander ahead with Fall and Winter predictions.
one small eggplant peeled, sliced,
brushed with olive oil and garlic,
layered with one tomato from ending garden,
fresh basil and mozzarella cheese, and baked
So easy and tasty....