A cool brisk breeze has been blowing from the north for the past week, driving the latent summer heat further south. With the nights now being as long and becoming longer than the days a few species of trees that are attune to the cycle of light has started dropping their leaves. But there is still plenty of species that drop there leaves based on temperatures. This past week the lows have been in the high 40's and low 50's. This should nicely kick start the color change process and here's hoping for a colorful fall this year.
The annual Old Time Fiddler's Convention is this weekend at my old school and methinks I will drop by and enjoy the music and say "hi" to my friends that are still there.
Running has been a joy this past week. With no added effort from me my times are better and my distances are farther. This, simply now that the high heat and humidity are gone. In fact, with the humidity having been lower than 30% these past few days there has been a burn ban in the valley.
The Florence Renaissance Festival is in a couple of weeks, and I look forward to that. I have my weekends free, for now, as I have, at least temporary, quit refereeing soccer. It was no longer fun, and was contributing to my bp problem. We will see how I feel about it come spring, and the high school season.
Beauregard is doing well, and is growing like a weed. With better nutrition his coat has darkened somewhat, and I now believe he possesses traits of a German Shepard/Golden Retriever mix. Not that that matter one whit.
Methinks I will eventually buy another kayak. This one will be a play boat, for white water rafting. North Alabama has several small rivers that are conducive to this type of fun.
The big river has become too sedate for me, kayaking at least.
I have had my frozen concoction machine for two weeks now, but I have been only making smoothies and slush puppies with it. Have yet to make anything with alcohol in it. I'm in no hurry to change that pattern. After all I still have a case of Tecate in the fridge and a few bottles of wine about the place, if I want a drink with supper or such.
I have been writing again, and this is one of the side effects.