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Alexey Sorokin / Flickr Creative Commons

July 19, is the 200th day of the year, and now the tide of summer reaches as far north as it can go, and then starts to slip away back toward the Gulf of Mexico. The rate of the retreat varies with each year, but the balance always shifts during the seventh month. The day's length becomes one to two minutes shorter every twenty-four hours, and the countryside responds with changing color and sound. 

Peter Mooney / Flickr Creative Commons

I have been making notes about the seasons in a daybook since 1978. Each day’s post contains observations of common events in nature in my neighborhood,  village and nearby parks.

I have learned that events in nature occur more or less at the same times each year. Sometimes I see trends, and I enjoy comparing the quality of seasons. I enjoy finding new things the more I look.

Downtown Dayton Partnership

Two hours of urban trekking on foot is a fast-paced scavenger hunt in and around downtown Dayton. You'll experience the city in a whole new way as you weave through downtown tonight during First Friday. Racers will navigate the city with a map, answering the questions and performing tasks on the clue sheet.

Overduebook / Flickr Creative Commons

Now in early middle summer, the days still seem to last forever, the Sweet Corn Moon is waxing, and cicadas soon fill the warm mornings and afternoons with their high buzzing whine. The number of flowers in bloom reaches its peak, and the world is full of color.

Ohio Senate
Bob Hall / Flickr Creative Commons

Area college graduates are preparing to begin their careers or the next part of their educations.  WYSO commentator Bob Brecha is a professor at the University of Dayton and has been thinking about how his students look at sustainability issues inside the classroom and as citizens.

A fleet of the area's best food trucks will transform into taco trucks at the second annual Taco Truck Takeover at the Yellow Cab tonight 5-10pm.

Come out and enjoy the DECADE season opener of The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show. This is tonight at the Loft Theatre. The Signature Lounge & Full Bar opens at 8:00 pm and the show starts at 9:00.

Katja Schulz / Flickr Creative Commons

I walked down toward the river in the morning: All around me, leaves were turning a deeper green from the advance of the season. Toward the water, white hobblebush hydrangeas in bloom brightened the undergrowth. Cobwebs of micrathena spiders lay across my way. I found a cluster of webworms on a buckeye tree.. Two luminescent tiger beetles raced in front of me.

Festival On The Hill! brings summer fun to downtown Dayton at the historic and beautiful Dayton Masonic Center. Entertainment on the main stage with our own local favorites as well as national touring and recording artists. Wine, domestic and craft beer will be available and numerous food vendors too. Friday, 5 - 11 pm and Saturday, Noon - 11 pm.

Birgit / Flickr Creative Commons

A season ago, I walked over a hundred miles at  what I felt to be the same rate as the advance of spring.

With a pack of about twenty pounds and a sore hip, I moved so slowly that the microclimates of farms and yards and roadsides and woods, closely observed,  altered my previous sense of time and place, a sense that had been based on routine or schedule or obligation.

Play Ball! On Saturday, 9am - 3pm at the U.S. Air Force museum you will have the chance to learn about the science behind baseball and other sports with interactive programs. Learn how a baseball curves, how a skater spins so fast, how to find the "sweet spot" on a baseball bat or tennis racket, and see the Magnus Effect in action as you "throw" a curve ball.

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