I hope your July 4th Holiday weekend was safe and comfortable. It has been interesting to watch the US weather map. Torrid heat in the south and west, wild weather in the Midwest and bone chilling cold in parts of the Northeast. I spent a few days at my cottage last week. Since we had 24 days of rain during June, I settled in with a stack of books.
Sunday I jumped out of bed because the light was so bright at camp that I was shocked to see it. The day was picture perfect. On my lake a couple children’s camps put on a firework display that is as good as any in the state. It rained on Saturday, so it was held Sunday evening. We loaded onto a pontoon boat to watch the show. It was just awesome. But, we brought hot coffee and blankets because before it was all over, the temps were upper 40s. There was a touch of fall in the air. Heck, we are still waiting for summer!
What was particularly nice last night was the brightness of the moon The July Full Moon arrives at 5:21am on July 7th (tomorrow). It is known as the The Full Buck Moon. July is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. It was also often called the Full Thunder Moon, for the reason that thunderstorms are most frequent during this time. Whatever you call this moon, break out the beach chairs and binoculars and enjoy the moment. It will be a beauty. .