To my mind, August doesn't offer much in the way of colour across the landscape. The fields and wild grasses have all turned to straw, and the leaves on the trees have morphed into one dull dark green. There are little pinpricks of colour, which I relish, and we have had many rain-laden skies, which have produced a welcome intensity of colour to contrast with the landscape. But it's hardly high summer weather. Temperature-wise, although the sun feels hot, the air is cool and more like a Melbourne winter!
If you look closely in the photo below, you will see a little reed warbler.