The Dog Days of Summer

Here is a shot of our dog Lassie (so-named when her owner was a very little girl and didn’t care that the doggie wasn’t a collie):


And, yes, it is hot today! 80 degrees Fahrenheit (about 26 degrees Celsius, eh?) is hot here.

Dog Days

1. The hot, sultry period of summer between early July and early September.
2. A period of stagnation.

[Translation of Late Latin diēs canīculārēs, Dog Star days (so called because the Dog Star (Sirius) rises and sets with the sun during this time) : Latin diēs, pl. of diēs, day + Late Latin canīculārēs, pl. of canīculāris, of the Dog Star.]

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Hot or not, though, I need to get started on dinner. I’m trying a nummy-sounding new recipe. I’ll let you know how it turns out!

2 Responses to “The Dog Days of Summer”

  1. kerri says:

    It was about 80 here too.

    Your doggie looks very refreshed!

    Cup of Grace was my old blog name. I used to be on homeschoolblogger. When I moved to Blogger I tried a new name, but I decided I liked the old one better.

  2. Laura says:

    I love that pic, Mom! Wow, a very good one of ol’ Lass 🙂 I’ll have to show Darren