It's hard to believe it's August already. This is one of my favorite months as the island will begin to change its personality. Later in the month, sea oats will begin to brown as will the mimosa pods, and the morning light will occasionally flash hints of Autumn. The vibration of the island will also slow as families trade beach time for back to school routines and a different population will ease its way onto our shores; retired folks, people with no concern over school calendars and those who come for the seafood and shopping as much as a stroll on the beach.
This is the time of the Perseid Meteor Showers, peaking around the 12th, the day my oldest son was born. All grown now, we no longer get to celebrate his birth together, but I will go outside and gaze at the sky as the heavens celebrate his birth.
Enjoy this last taste of summer. Suck it dry and can some of it as a reminder of sultry days and starry nights when those bleak days of winter wrap tightly 'round you.