The Dog Days of Summer have been around since ancient times. The Egyptians, the Greeks, the Romans and other great civilizations have all observed the rising and setting of the Dog Star Sirius in its constellation Canis Major, and its brightness in the sky, to predict the weather and other events."
Okay so this is past mid-August (someone out there in the wider world declared that it ends mid-August). It is hot here in Western Washington. We've had ,what, maybe three weeks of warmth but the great mumble has begun...we miss the rain. I can hardly believe my ears! 'Miss the rain?'...have you all lost your collective minds??? In just a few short weeks we will un-bury the fleece, dig out the Vitamin D, check the bulbs in the light boxes and begin the LONG DARK RAINY SEASON! I say celebrate these warm days. I admit it does not hold a candle (a winter word if ever there was one) to the intense heat breaking records almost every where else ~ but it feels hot here on Puget Sound!
Here is my nod to Canis Major and the Dog days!
The heat is as unkind to the weeds as it in to the lawns:
But there is still fun in the air!
Ah summer fairs: hot, sticky, delicious and memorable. I saw and listened to Gene Autry for the first time when I was a young girl at a fair and rodeo in Utah! Here's a Youtube link for those of you who have no idea of whom I am write! :)
Food booths prepared for hot, hungry crowds!
Kettle Corn please!