The Illustrated Month, August


Art of the outside world. US Botanical Garden: Take a Virtual Tour.



A – I shouldn’t have bad feelings about an entire twelfth of the year. Yet here we are. [Hello September]

U – Stepping Stone Farm goes to the World’s Championship Horse Show in Louisville KY. I go vicariously. [2016, 2018, 2019-1, 2019-2, 2021, Why Green?, Spotted on the Green Shavings]

G – Gochta Day. Rodney [Cast], Milton [Meet Milton].

U – EarthSky: Why hottest weather isn’t on longest day, Bryd, 2019. In related news, Library of Congress: Why is it hot in summer and cold in winter?

S – School starts earlier every year. We are not directly affected but see changes in traffic patterns on roads and in the atmosphere at barns. [Low Key Photo Challenge, Back To School]

T – May this by the year to prove me wrong about August.


Correcting August myths. Live Science: Keeping Time: Months and the Modern Calendar, Coolman, 2014.

HuffPost: Here’s Why August Is Becoming Such A Popular Baby Name, Bologna, 2021.

“In the Caribbean, we start independence celebrations in August because Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago got theirs in this month, 6th and 31st respectively.” Prips, Your Guide To Jamaica: 9 Fun Facts About August.

“The first sandwich was made on August 6, 1762, when the Earl of Sandwich asked for a dish with meat between two pieces of bread. Legend has it that he ordered the meal in the middle of a gambling game and didn’t want to interrupt it.” Prips:Aug #3.

OR Who Invented the Sandwich?, Subtitles, An 18th-century English nobleman helped popularize the snack—so much so that it eventually took on his name, Little, 2014/2022.

The History Place: This Month in History, August

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