Fall Was Just Teasing Us, It’s Still Summer

There are different signs that alert people that summer is slipping away.

It could be the leaves changing colors and dropping to the ground or Halloween and Christmas displays popping up in stores in August, but one of the biggest signs is those big yellow school buses.

Yes, many kids are back in school now and some may already looking forward to Labor Day, the unofficial last day of summer, for that first day out of school (excluding weekends) for the new year.

Miss Gretel started back to school today.  I can’t believe our little girl is not so little anymore.  She starts sixth grade, which I guess at her school might be considered middle school since she’s in a new building?

Gretel is only school until noon today and tomorrow and we’re treating her to one of her favorite restaurants today for lunch, Osaka Buffet.  Her other favorite is Noodles.  Good luck this year, Gretel.

With August drawing to a close, that means that fall can’t be too far behind.  I’ve really been spoiled lately with the daytime highs in the 70s to around 80° and lows in the 40s and 50s.  But, it’s getting hot again.  Yesterday, we hit 91°, and we’ll see highs of 90° or better today, Friday, and, maybe even, Saturday.

That means we’ve already hit 90° or higher 38 times this year, which ranks in 19th place as years with the most days with highs 90° or higher.  If we reach 90° through Saturday, that would push that ranking up to 14th place.  The year with the most days with 90° of higher was 1936, the hottest year on record in the Quad Cities.  We saw 59 that year.

The good news is that there’s a storm system coming in this weekend that could drop some really beneficial rains.  While it may dampen outdoor plans Sunday, I can’t wait.  Maybe I’ll have to get the crock pot ready for a big batch of homemade soup or chili!

So, for you summer lovers, it’s still summer and it’s still hot, so enjoy my nature pictures from this week.

Have a great rest of the day!



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