Although it is only August, still, the end of summer seems loom. We may have at least a good month and half left before the full swing of the autumnal winds begin to stir, but there is always something a little melancholy about the eventual demise of summer. The days are surely growing shorter, there is less daylight, and the bitterness of winter awaits us. It may seem like a long time from now before December arrives, but the time will pass quickly.

And so as August marches on, it is good to refresh our souls with a bit of summer beauty, as transient as it may be.