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Sunday, July 28, 2013


Hi Everybody!!
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!

Lagerstroemia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Crape myrtles are chiefly known for their colorful and long-lasting flowers which occur in summer months. Most species of Lagerstroemia have sinewy, fluted ...



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

August (Listeni/ˈɔːɡʊst/ aw-guust) is the eighth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of seven months with a length of 31 days.[1]
In the Southern Hemisphere, August is the seasonal equivalent of February in the Northern Hemisphere.
In common years no other month starts on the same day of the week as August, though in leap years February starts on the same day. August ends on the same day of the week as November every year.
This month was originally named Sextilis in Latin, because it was the sixth month in the original ten-month Roman calendar underRomulus in 753 BC, when March was the first month of the year. About 700 BC it became the eighth month when January and Februarywere added to the year before March by King Numa Pompilius, who also gave it 29 days. Julius Caesar added two days when he created the Julian calendar in 45 BC giving it its modern length of 31 days. In 8 BC it was renamed in honor of Augustus (despite common belief, he did not take a day from February; see the debunked theory on month lengths). According to a Senatus consultum quoted by Macrobius, he chose this month because it was the time of several of his great triumphs, including the conquest of Egypt.[2]

Depiction of harvest in the August calendar page of theQueen Mary Psalter (fol. 78v), ca. 1310.

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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.[3]
  • 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[4]

Erythrina herbacea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Erythrina herbacea, commonly known as the Coral Bean, Cherokee Bean, Red Cardinal or Cardinal Spear, is a flowering shrub or small tree found throughout ...
Description - ‎Habitat and range - ‎Uses - ‎References

...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