All around the Bird Sanctuary and all over South Texas, the most noticed trees are the Hot Blooming Crape Myrtles. As they come into peak bloom, the hummingbirds begin to arrive to claim their own tiny branch. Your photostudy tonight is a Parade of these popping buds. I shared some facts about August, as it closes in on us. Around here, One knows it is August by the 100 degree heat outside and in retail stores racks of winter coats and clothes appear. (They cannot be worn here until November, but they are here in time for back to school!)
So grab a cool spot and delight in the fresh flowers. Enjoy!
August symbols[edit|edit source]
- August's birthstone is the peridot or onyx
- Its birth flower is the gladiolus or poppy, meaning beauty, strength of character, love, marriage and family.
- The zodiac signs in August are Leo (until August 21) and Virgo (from August 22 onward).
Monthlong events in August[edit|edit source]
- Edinburgh Festival is an internationally famous arts festival that takes place during August
- National Immunization Awareness Month
- 6 August is Independence Day in Jamaica since 1962
- 9 August is the National Day of Singapore.
- 15 August is Indian Independence Day since 1947.
- 14 August is Pakistan's Independence Day since 1947.
- National Psoriasis Awareness Month
- National Water Quality Month
- In many European countries, August is the holiday month for most workers
- The Philippines celebrates August as the "Month of Philippine Languages"
- In the United States, August is National Back to School month. Some US School districts and systems return to school in August.
- In the United States, August is National Goat Cheese Month.
- American Adventures Month
- Audio Appreciation Month
- Black Business Month
- Cataract Awareness Month
- Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
- Children's Vision and Learning Month
- Get Ready for Kindergarten Month
- Happiness Happens Month
- Neurosurgery Outreach Month
- Panini Month
- Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
- What Will Be Your Legacy Month
- Win with Civility Month
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time!
Get Ready for August because: Here It Comes!
*Note: I had some comments from a friend about my Moon Rainbow Post. I was informed there were no clouds on the radar that night at the time of my moonshot. And how could I see what kind of cloud cover it was in the dark? Elementary (from Watson), I watched the cloud canopy form at sunset. These are very thin clouds and do not show up on radar by design. So, for those of you interested in seeing how the clouds form at sunset to produce a complete sky covering canopy, here is the slide show before dark:
see last post for more pics