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Dog Days of Summer

One of those sayings people are familiar with. What does it mean & what is it’s origin? Historically this was the period following the heliacal rising of the star Sirius, which Greek & Roman mythology connected with drought, heat, sudden thunderstorms, fever, lethargy, bad luck & mad dogs. They are now taken to be the hottest, most uncomfortable part of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. 

Last week was the second (at least here) of the summer that was 100 or more for a week. I prefer temps to be no more than 85. Above that, it starts to get uncomfortable for me. We live inland, so, it tends to get hotter from mid May to Mid Sept. Growing up, I lived in a town that was a little closer to the ocean. It was more pleasant during the summer. I, for one, don’t care for the Dog Days of Summer. How about you?

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