Today’s Fetching Friday is a take on the dog days of summer.
Ancient Egyptian and Roman astrology links the Dog Star, Sirius, to the hottest weeks of the year of July to mid-August. The oppressive heat of the Dog Star coupled with the sultry heat of the sun creates the extra cruel and brutal heat, ergo the dog days of summer.
According to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, July 2019 now ranks as the hottest month ever recorded.
Welcome to the dog days of summer.
“Home is where the dog runs to greet you.”
Alex Papachristidis– Photo by Lesley Unruh
“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.”
– Sam Keen
“Summer, with its dog days, its vacations, its distractions, is over. We have had our holidays, our rest, our recreation. The fall season, with its new opportunities for effort, enterprise and achievement, is upon us. Let us rip off our coats and get down to business.”
-B. C. Forbes
“Summer afternoon — summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”
– Henry James
“When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.”
“People love dogs. You can never go wrong adding a dog to the story.”
Take heart- the dog days won’t last forever, and before you know it fall will be here to excite and renew.
I hope you all have a cool and refreshing fetching Friday.