Enjoying the dog days of summer! I’m the little one demonstrating the wrong way to hold a puppy, in this family photo from about 1960. Here in southern Virginia, we are having lots of days over 90 degrees with frequent rain showers and humidity. All the crops in the fields seem to be flourishing. I’m remembering how much fun it was to play in the field of corn behind me in this picture. We would ride our bikes up and down the rows, and play hide and seek, and pick a few small ears of the corn to nibble. Hope your summer is going great!
The Old Farmer’s Almanac lists the traditional period of the Dog Days as the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11, coinciding with the ancient heliacal (at sunrise) rising of the Dog Star, Sirius. These are the days of the year with the least rainfall in the Northern Hemisphere. Source: Wikipedia
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