You've noticed too, haven't you? The difference in the air in August. Have you noticed how the light has changed too....how the sun is slinking a bit lower in the sky....how it rises a bit later and sets a bit earlier?
We are in the lazy days of summer where vacations and summer activities continue to excite and children aren't thinking about school starting yet....maybe the parents are though. :-) I have seen so many back to school sales and paraphernalia for sale - along with fall fashions and home decor already (which I am not ready for yet) - and am glad I don't have little ones to buy new clothes, pencils, books and crayons for.
There's still time for bonfires, beaches, touring and day trips, backroads drives, ice cream, s'mores, fresh fruit and veggies at roadside stands, corn boils, fairs, enjoying nature's best and just relaxing.
The sunset on Friday evening was spectacular. I took this with my cell phone as we were driving along the highway.
Another shot as we were about to cross the Mactaquac Dam.
Threatening skies and river reflections.
I'm throwing in these next photos from our recent trip which were taken as we travelled through Quebec with it's beautiful flat farmland along the St. Lawrence River, Magog QC, Vermont and Maine.
It was hot and hazy with storm clouds in the distance.
We drove through the town of Magog, Quebec before crossing the border at Stanstead into Vermont. What a pretty town on a lake with this amazing 'serpent' in a park along the main street. The town was bustling with a weekend festival going on.
Country roads in Vermont. So pretty with old homesteads and small towns.
Small town America. And motorcyclists don't have to wear helmets.
Patriotism along the road.
Rumford, Maine has a statue of Paul Bunyon and Babe the blue ox, in front of the visitor centre along the highway through town.
I hope you are enjoying August. I know many of us have cut back on blogging this summer and that's okay. We need the break. So, if you are visiting and don't have time to comment I understand. I'm glad you stopped by. Take care and enjoy summer's beauty.