Happy Sunday !! It's cool and rainy here today, a pleasant change from the heat we had and most welcome by my flowers! Our rain barrels were getting very empty and this should help. We debated whether to walk or not. I'm so glad we opted to go because the air was so fresh and so few people were out walking that we both had more energy than usual (and managed to extend our walk ). We rewarded ourselves upon returning. We had the last of some date squares from the freezer ( I'm sure they were in there a month or more). Being that old they absolutely needed to be topped with ice cream.
I read this bit earlier and you might be interested, if not just skip it.
The “Dog Days” of summer are from July 3 to August 11 each year. They’re
usually the hottest and most unbearable days of the season. We often
hear about the “Dog Days” of summer, but few know where the expression
originated. Some think it’s a reference to the hot, sultry days that are
“not fit for a dog.” Others suggest it’s the time of year when the
extreme heat drives dogs mad. But where does the term come from? And
what does it have to do with dogs?
The phrase is a reference to Sirius, the Dog Star. During the “Dog Days” period, the Sun occupies the same region of the sky as Sirius, the brightest star visible from any part of Earth. Sirius is a part of the constellation Canis Major, the Greater Dog.
In the summer, Sirius rises and sets with the Sun. On July 23rd, specifically, it is in conjunction with the Sun, and because the star is so bright, the ancient Romans believed it actually gave off heat and added to the Sun’s warmth, accounting for the long stretch of sultry weather. They referred to this time as diēs caniculārēs, or “dog days.”
Thus, the term Dog Days of Summer came to mean the 20 days before and 20 days after this alignment of Sirius with the Sun—July 3 to August 11 each year.
If you read till here you're amazing. Thanks for coming by today, GM