August 2, 2016
(adjective): inspiring reverence or admiration; of supreme dignity or grandeur; majestic.
That sounds just about right. With its golden afternoon light and lengthening shadows, August has to be the most beautiful month of the year.
It's also the month with the weirdest holidays. This Friday, for example, is National Work Like a Dog Day. No kidding. I've always found this phrase puzzing, because from what I can tell, working like a dog involves playing hard, eating anything you want, and lazing around in the sun all day.
You won't have to ask me twice to observe that one. If you're looking for me on Friday, I'll be out digging at the beach.