Have you had a good laugh today?
January strode into Rim Country full strength over New Year’s, establishing its claim to being the king of winter by dropping a foot of snow, followed by temperatures that had us reaching for sweaters and warm jackets, and searching for the scarves and gloves we stored away last spring.
November is known for many things — Veterans Day and Thanksgiving are the two most celebrated, but this month is also Aviation History and International Drum Month, National Adoption Awareness, Model Railroad, Native American Heritage and Peanut Butter Lovers Month.
Do you have juniper trees around your house?
October is Fire Prevention Month and the week of Oct. 6-12 was Fire Safety Week — a time for awareness of the danger from uncontrolled fires.
Crisp is the word that best describes October mornings in Rim Country. There may be lovely, languid days, but mornings and evenings are brisk, if not downright chilly. Time to put away the T-shirts and flip-flops and get out the sweatshirts and socks.
According to the “Old Farmers’ Almanac,” winter of 2014 will begin early and be a hard one.
If September were a color, it would be gold — not the bright gold of early spring or the glaze of sun on new fallen snow, but a soft, mellow gold that matches this month’s gentle flow into autumn.
Summer may not be officially over, but subtle signs of fall are appearing.
August is summer full-blown, a month to savor the cool, early morning hours with a glass of juice or cup of coffee sipped on the patio.