Today was another beautiful day – in fact, I’d call it a “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” kind of day. Why? Because the temps were like the porridge that Goldilocks sampled when she trespassed at the bears’ abode … not too hot, not too cold, but just right.
It seems impossible this is already the last week of August and Labor Day weekend is just around the corner. Where did the Summer go? It took so long to get here and now September is on the horizon.
I guess there is nothing one can do, except just grin and bear it.
I left later than usual for my walk, so it was warmer and feeling more summery than the last few days.
I passed a big perennial garden on a corner lot where I saw bees buzzing over some gangly Cosmos, and a cabbage butterfly flitting around, hovering for a second or two over the Black-Eyed Susans, before cherry picking its next bloom to sip from. The bright and sunny morning even attracted a tiny hummingbird, and I heard the faint whir of its wings just as it nosedived into a row of Cannas. In the still of the morn, the cicadas chimed in with the songbirds to create a beautiful tune.
These impressions are indeed what Summer is all about.
But, I must tell you, that as I walked along the sidewalks on Emmons Boulevard in Wyandotte, I couldn’t help but notice alot of crispy leaves littering the lawn and green acorns were strewn across the concrete as well. I’m buoyed by the predictions of an El Nino Winter, so maybe the cold weather and precip won’t be as severe as in the past two years, making the season a bit more bearable.
Speaking of bears, it seems like every time I turned around this past week, there was a news event about bears. As a long-time collector of teddy bears, I have an affinity for those large furry critters.
Did you hear the new Giant Panda twins’ squeaking noises as they cried out for their mom? While they are not so cute now, just wait ‘til they get their black and white fur and familiar markings.
Early last week, a video made the rounds on the internet, which showed a couple of bears who made themselves right at home in someone’s swimming pool and hot tub. At the tail end of the week, a different video emerged where a whole family of black bears decided to cool off in someone’s backyard pool, even enjoying the pool toys. Videos like these make life just more bearable in a world which is often full of gloom and doom.
Here is the video of the black bear family in case you missed it; see if it doesn’t make you grin too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMRmMLBaYt4
I hope you enjoyed this perfect Summer day, whether you spent it on dry land, at the beach or in your backyard pool, and hopefully da bears did not take it over!