This Month’s name is a tribute to Augustus Caesar, the first emperor of Rome.
More on the life of Augustus Caesar
August is a very quiet month unless you’re in Edinburgh, Scotland. In Edinburgh, the crowds increase dramatically for the Edinburgh Arts Festival and the simultaneous Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I highly recommend both. This world has many great places and events to visit and I would include the Edinburgh Festival on that list.
Two other major events that start this week are the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (which is held the first full week in August in Sturgis, South Dakota, USA. http://www.sturgismotorcyclerally.com/
It is also the start of International Tree Climbing Days (August 1-5). There is even an international tree climbing competition (August 2, 2014 – August 3, 2014) held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
I’ve loved climbing trees since I was little. I’m not ready for a competition but was delighted to discover there is a tree-climbing association: Tree Climbers International.
I don’t know anything about motorcycles, but I’m very strong on tree facts. If anyone wants to teach me about motorcycles, I’m always excited to learn new things.
This month I’ll also be learning about peridot and sardonyx, the birthstones of August. The August flowers are gladiolus and poppy.
“In summer, the song sings itself.” – William Carlos Williams