Monday, August 1, 2022 - August

It’s August 1st, and that makes me reflect on summers gone by and what August always means. Nowadays it means that school is about to start for many, but that wasn’t the case when I was growing up. Most of us had the full month to enjoy unless we had to go back early for sports or marching band. But beyond those memories long ago it means different things outdoors. The weeds and flowers are heading towards Fall already, and even with it being really hot today the morning started out with a different tinge that presages Fall. There is just something in the air that July is the heart of summer, and August is starting to head down the other side of the hill. In the mountains the berries have already come and gone in early to mid-July, and the monsoons are starting to dry up. I’m sure we have a few more storms and hot days left as always, but it feels different now. The sun is coming up a half hour later, and there is a different shade to the light before the sun rises. I have had some pretty big adventures in August, but it always seemed like I was rushing to get them in before the door closed somehow. And that’s as it should be. I’m just amazed when I reflect that every month feels different within each season. Hope your August is good! 


What have I been up to? 

My senior facilities went well last week. At least there were no COVID closures although they are still just as vigilant - especially with some reports of increasing virus. 

I did my theme show on Tuesday so I could do a senior facility luau on Wednesday, and the theme was names again. It turned out to be a really fun show with great requests. 

Thursday at the Yellow Pine barbecue went very well too with even a visit from a friend from high school whom I hadn’t seen since way back then.  

Friday I did a show at an amphitheater at the YMCA Camp of the Rockies at Estes Park that went really well. It had rained harder that day, but the skies were clear and beautiful for the show. Thank you to everyone who made that happen and the new folks I got to meet. I even got to go on a sunrise hike to a beautiful point above the camp the next morning, and then I did a Facebook Live video on the way down that many people tuned in to before 7:00 am. 

My Sunday request show went very well too with lots of great requests in the moment. 


What am I up to this week? 

I have 7 senior facilities this week, and I’m looking forward to all of them! 

Wednesday my online show 7-8:30 mountain time will be campfire songs. We haven’t done a campfire show this year yet, and it’s a fitting way to spend a summer evening with friends. I heard that some friends are going to watch around their outside fire pit. Should be fun! Come on out. 

Thursday 6:30-8 I’m at the Yellow Pine barbecue again. We only have two more of these shows this summer, and this adds to the August feeling for me. It’s always such a good time with such good food. I’m even doing emcee duties this week with the owner out of town. Call for reservations ASAP at 719-742-3528 if you’d like to come. 

Sunday my online show 7-8:30 mountain time will be the requests and favorites with good friends that I always look forward to. These nights are so special. I’d love to have you I the audience. 


That’s it again for this week. I hope you are healthy and are enjoying your summer. 

Best always, 



Details this week: 

Who:  Tom Munch  
What:  playing and singing an online concert of campfire songs 
Where: and   
When:  Wednesday, August 3, 7-8:30 pm mountain time  

Who:  Tom Munch 
What:  playing & singing at the barbeque 
Where:  Yellow Pine Guest Ranch, Cuchara. 719-742-3528 
When:  Thursday, August 4, 6:30-8:00 pm 

Who:  Tom Munch  
What:  playing and singing an online concert of favorites and requests 
Where: and   
When:  Sunday, August 7, 7-8:30 pm mountain time

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