Today the sky was hot and heavy, like a sultry woman breathing too close to the earth.
There was a sprinkling of rain, just enough to add moisture to the thick air. It is what is expected of August in Alabama. Yet August is different from July. Still hot summer, yes, but a month of transitional images.
August shows some age. There are signs of things passing, flowers dying or plants heading into dormancy:
I notice the weathered wood:
And rocks that have been here far longer than we:
But the year is not yet old. There are still things growing and green:
And flowers with bright colors:August weeds also grow quickly. The rabbit I have shown in other posts has become a friend, for he has a taste for weeds in my lawn. The rabbit is the most eco friendly way I know to get rid of them, so I don't bother him. He doesn't seem too afraid of me, as long as I keep a respectful distance. These shots were taken with a telephoto lens:
'Tropicana' canna lily leaves are spectacular this month:
'Tropicana' has amazing seed pods, too:
And August holds promise of things to be. Look close to see the ants working in the first photo below:
My birthday is this week. I am showing some age, depending on the body part, but life still has a lot going on and plenty of promise of things to come.