By Julie/Julia enjoying the last gasps of August
I love August. I love the heat, the fruits and vegetables that are in season, the languid pace as we have vacations and long weekends. I love wearing sandals with a nice pedicure, white linen pants and the sun kisses on my shoulders and face. I love not having to wear a jacket, and being able to sit outside to eat. I love long walks on the beach.
And yet there are those who persist on wishing for fall. They cheer the pumpkin spice everything and celebrate Halloween decorations taking over shelves.
To those folks, many of whom I know and love, I say this:
Here in New England, fall is lovely. Really lovely. Postcard lovely. But fall leads to winter which is long, cold and icy. You can’t sit outside to eat, and long walks require layers of clothes and boots with good treads.
I love August. And this August I have something else to celebrate. Tilling the Truth was released on Tuesday. This is the second in my Garden Squad series. The first in the series, Pruning the Dead (which is on sale for ebooks this month) was released in January.
Tilling the Truth is not only released in August, it takes place in August! So when you’re reading about Lilly riding her Vespa and sweating you don’t have to use too much imagination.
As a gardener, Lilly loves August as well. She’s has the same issues with fall that I do, as you will find out in the next book.
Until then, in celebration of Tilling the Truth, I’m going to give away a copy of the book to a commenter! Tell me, dear readers, what do you like best about August?