I have to admit, I am in shock! I looked out at the trees in the ravine in my backyard, and I saw it. It's only the beginning of August, and it's way too early! It's still hot and humid outside. We are just hearing the tree frogs chirp at night. I know it's going to happen, and we will see more and more of it as time flies by. It's just too early. I know we all need to rest. Tress just rest for a longer time than we do. I'm not ready, but that doesn't mean nature isn't ready to rest. I'm just not ready for nature to be ready. It's starting. The endless cycle of growth and rest that nature never changes but just accepts. The cycle continues from birth to death to rebirth. I do look forward to the cooler days ahead. I refuse to complain about the heat. I'd rather have that than the dire cold of last winter. I, like nature, need to accept the inevitable cycle of life and death, rest and rebirth. It's just time. Summer is beginning to end and autumn is ready to begin . The endless summer is melting into fall. It's time.