How can it be? The 4th of July is this coming Sunday? In my time zone, I've already been plunged head first into the seventh month of this year for nine hours, regardless of whether I was ready or not.
Do you appreciate uninvited guests? Do you make room for brash intruders with dignity and poise?
The simple thought of July's arrival exasperates me. If I'd followed my initial impulses, I'd have turned her around, given her a swift kick in the hind end and pushed her back at least a good four weeks. Fortunately, as you all have come to know, I'm much too sophisticated and morally correct to be so rude and selfishly inconsiderate. (Right!)
Instead of nailing her in the behind, I drew my shoulders back, tossed my head to clear my senses and asked her if I could welcome her properly on my blog. July nodded amiably and posed demurely. Do take time to linger over her photographed features above.
So, my friends, let's gather our chagrin and hold it behind us as we meet and greet the new month of July with all the grace we can muster. Go on now, it's the right thing to do.