Years ago, kids nagged parents to get a special fast food meal advertised as a “limited time offer.”
And the kids got their meal.
This comes come to mind today as you’re taking a quiet walk around the North Shore. It’s lush and green, but one tree has a yellowish leaf, a hint of things to come.
We’re in the height of summer now, but time moves like an express train these days, and before you know, summer will be a few calendar pages back there. This one has been a little unusual because of the COVID thing—social distance, masks, remote work, all that—but it’s still a nice time of year.
You think: gotta get out in the sun and fresh air. Enjoy our nature trails. And the lakefront with its blue horizons and warm sands. Do a little bird watching, enjoy the parks around here, maybe find some freshly grown vegetables.
Yeah, the thought hits with a bang: Summer on the North Shore is a “limited time offer.” Just like the one you humored the kids about, you ought to grab it—while there’s still plenty of time.
This column was adapted by Mike Lubow from his book: Wild Notes: Observations over time about birds and other fleeting things. Available on amazon.com.