Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Nine Hundred Eighty-Five

August 13, 2019
7.17 Miles in 1:11:41
Mood: Appreciating the flowers of August.
Soundtrack: Manchester Orchestra "A Black Mile to the Surface"

Certain phenomena I see as I run in my neighborhood have months associated with them, and August has sunflowers. I never see them most of the time, but come August every year they are suddenly everywhere for a few weeks. Giant wild bushes with gorgeous yellow flowers just leap to notice in people's yards. And bees. There are always bees. (I even caught one in the photo above.) I enjoy this hallmark of August, even as I realize it means the summer is beginning to end. I even felt that as there was a fall like crispness to the air for the first half hour of this run. I'm not sad about the onset of fall, as it is easily my favorite season, but summer is pretty dang good, and I'll miss a lot about it.

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