your friends begin to flatter you on how
young you look,
it is a sure sign that you're getting old".
Mark Twain (1836- 1875)
For the month of
August, temperatures will be average with
precipitation to be below average.
cooler, showers, storms (1,2,3) followed by
fair and very warm weather(4,5,6,7). Rainy
and windy (8,9,10) turning fair and hot
(11,12,13). Showers and storms at times
(14,15,16) returning to fair and warm
weather (17,18,19,20,21. More storms, very
warm temperatures (22,23), turning fair
again with high winds and very warm
(24,25,26) with yet more storms and very
warm (27,28,29); fair and warm (30,31).
Watch for tornado activity during the first
week in August. Be especially mindful around
the August 1st to the 3rd.
The Full Moon for August has been often
referred to as the Full Ripe Moon or Fruit
Moon because of the many summer vegetables
and fruits that come ripe at this time. It
is also known as the Dog Moon for Dog Days,
that end on the 11th as well as Sturgeon
Moon. August's Full Moon occurs on August
9th at 2 at 4:47AM.
Remember to clean your barbeque grill
carefully after each use to remove harmful
charred substances that could be potentially
carcinogenic. To effectively kill bacteria
that may be lurking, heat the grill
thoroughly before placing any food on it.
Where did the Summer go? Labor Day, which is
just around the corner and that signals the
end of summer and back to school for many.
Get annual physicals and eye exams scheduled
now Make a list of school supplies that will
be need in those first days. Buy them early
to avoid out of stock conditions of the more
popular items. Enjoy the last few weeks of
the summer and always include safety, common
sense, and a good sunscreen (SPF 15 or
higher) in your plans!
If you choose to water your lawn, do so only
when wilted or discolored. Be sure to stop
feeding trees and shrubs after August 15th.
That will encourage new growth that will not
have time to mature before winter. Think
about potting up herbs you plan to move
indoors for the winter. Don't move them in
just yet but get them accustomed to their
containers early. Rosemary, thyme, and
tarragon are the best candidates for this.
Thought for Today's Living:
"Many people who
whistle while they work often do so to keep
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