August has arrived. Our cold, damp spring has turned into nice summer weather, finally.
As I venture into the woods today I am taking a trail I haven't traveled in over two years. I enjoy this trail, but today it is so different because nature changes. Reacquainting myself with an old friend as I wander will make for a pleasant morning.
Walking through various habitats, I am reminded that we have entered what I refer to as the season of grass. The many species of grass are flowering and forming their seeds. I don't know their names yet. I will strive to learn them so I can call out their names when I pass by them. Foxglove is blooming. Our native blackberry plants will soon offer up ripe berries. A small, but tasty treat while hiking.
If I blink this month will be gone. Fall is fast approaching. I need to make more time to appreciated this month. I hope you are finding time to get outside to breathe in the fragrance of August.