BrewNSpew Cafe – August 6, 2018


 bountiful embrace

joyful times, honey, and wine

happy August days


Welcome to August, the month when we begin to think about autumn. Of course, there are plenty of warm and sunny days left to enjoy our summer activities.

August is a wonderful month for sweet corn, tomatoes, melon, peaches, squash, peppers, and blueberries, just to name a few of our favorites. August could be considered the perfect month of the summer. The extremely hot and rainy months are mostly past and for some, there is a reprieve from the humidity.

Zodiac signs for the month are Leo (July 23–August 22) and Virgo (August 23–September 22).

August’s birth flowers are the gladiolus and the poppy. The gladiolus comes is a variety of colors – pink, yellow, orange, red, purple, white and green. This long-lasting flower signifies strength in character, honor, and remembrance.


The poppy is a plant with a large delicate flower, usually red and signifies restful sleep and recovery.

Peridot is August’s birthstone, a beautiful stone that appears in different shades of green and signifies strength and healing power. It’s said the stone wards off nightmares and evil.


The end of August is a significant time to start preparing for autumn as beautifully reflected in this poem.

Summer declines and roses have grown rare,
But cottage crofts are gay with hollyhocks,
And in old garden walks you breathe an air
Fragrant of pinks and August-smelling stocks.

—John Todhunter (1839-1916)

Word of the week – ebullient (adjective) – cheerful and full of energy. Synonyms – exuberant, joyful, cheery, merry, jolly, sunny.

mid-summer is lazing

magical times awaiting

life’s recipe amazing

harvest readies for tasting

Oh, yes and star-gazing

A full moon is rising

August’s ebullient offering


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18 replies

  1. I’m enjoying all those food items you listed. I love the sweet white corn and the tomatoes the very best.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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  2. This is an ‘Aha moment’ for me. I like your images, because they spell joy. 🙂

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  3. Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:

    Come check out the BrewNSpew Cafe!!!!

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  4. enjoyed reading about the Northern hemisphere’s August. Here in Malaysia lots will be happening. The Ghost month (like all soul’s day), and independence day among others.

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  5. Seeing is believing… 🙂

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  6. Eugenia,

    Harvest readies for tasting…boy, do I ever remember my in-laws fresh garden veggies! Gosh, the tomatoes were out of this world delicious and their green beans….mmm-good! They also had apple trees and grapes which were pAwesome, too. I sure do miss these things but I miss them more. I reckon they are pursuing their love for gardening in heaven these days. 🙂 Thanks for sharing such a beautiful poem with such an interesting word — ebullient!

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  7. I’m a Virgo and definitely thinking about autumn..
    Which just happens to be my favorite season.😊

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