Signs that summer is just about over
Only a week or so ago, the newspapers and television showed pictures of a smiling Barack Obama swimming in the Gulf with his daughter. Surely the president of the world’s only superpower of the moment wouldn’t risk his little girl in a photo op that wasn’t safe enough for a spotted sandpiper.
In the meantime we watch them go, our fingers crossed that they will return in the spring. They are flocking together daily preparing for their voyage.
There’s a crowd of them up above right now! Wait a minute, I don’t recognize those big yellow birds. Let me get the binoculars and take a look. Let me get them in focus...Oh yes... the big Blue Birds, yellow in colour. They always appear at this time of year. School buses. The surest sign that summer is just about over.