June is one of my favorite months. Here in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, the mosquitoes are not at their peak yet, so it’s easier to be outside. The humidity is not so cumbersome yet. In early June, the blossoms on the trees such as the crabapple and lilac bushes might still be around for a little while yet.
June seems to be the harbinger of new beginnings, such as graduation from school or college –and weddings too. For me, it’s always a time for me to take more walks outside and enjoy nature.
Trivia question: do you know that in the beginning of the month of June, when you walk past a Russian olive tree, you can smell something spicy, like cinnamon? My neighborhood had a lot of vacant lots where the deer and other critters lived, and the vacant lots were edged with my “cinnamon trees”. Alas, now the new subdivision has moved in. The deer and turkeys are still around; however, my walks don’t smell spicy anymore. 😦
I wish you a very happy month of June, and prayers go out for a safe and remarkable month for you.
- Wis. DOT warns motorists to watch for June deer (wsaw.com)
- Wis. DOT warns potential for deer-car crashes high (fox6now.com)
- Murky May: Soggy today; Midweek severe threat; Signs of summer? (minnesota.publicradio.org)
- Potential for car-deer crashes high in June (weau.com)