In the beginning of the school year, I have the pleasure of starting classes with their year of nature journaling. This means I get to go out and journal up to three times a day... never is my nature journal so full as late August. I do love doing it -- it's a lucky way to get paid to spend a day -- although sometimes, by the third time in a day, it gets hard to be inspired to actually write or draw. I should have this complaint in three weeks, when I will be too busy to find the time even on my own!
- Many grasshoppers all over the place, like the grass itself was jumping.
- Goldfinches are active and vocal and all over the place... and starting to turn a drabber shade of yellow.