“August rushes by like desert rainfall,
A flood of frenzied upheaval,
But still catching me unprepared.
Like a matchflame
Bursting on the scene,
Heat and haze of crimson sunsets.
Like a dream
Of moon and dark barely recalled,
Shadows caught in a blink.
Like a quick kiss;
One wishes for more
But it suddenly turns to leave,
Dragging summer away.”
- Elizabeth Maua Taylor
August: Adj. – Inspiring awe or admiration; majestic; grand
August is the height of the summer time in the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere. The longest day of the year is passed, but the hot days remain. In the northern regions and mountains — cool nights and early frosts lets one know that the summer is about to come to an end. In the Southern Hemisphere, August means the winter will soon be over
The birds are already planning to fly south for the winter. The insects are noisier and more numerous than in any other month. This is perhaps the busiest month for businesses, since most people take their vacations in August.
The sardonyx and peridot are the gems for August
The poppy and gladiolus are the flowers for the month of August, and they symbolize beauty, strength of character, love, marriage, and family.
Sister’s Day is observed in the United States on the first Sunday of August (August 7th this year)
Book Lover’s Day is on August 9th! Show your appreciation for the holiday by coming to the library or curling up at home with a good book!
August is “Admit You’re Happy Month,” as well as National Golf Month, Romance Awareness Month and National Picnic Month.