Wednesday, August 02, 2006

the dog days of summer...

I've always wondered what this phrase meant, since the dog days are not at all suitable for dogs, so I googled it, and learned that it has to do the constellations, namely Sirius (not satellite radio and not the animagus from Harry Potter), but Sirius, the dog star.

Webster's dictionary defines it as- 1: the period between early July and early September when the hot sultry weather of summer usually occurs in the northern hemisphere; 2: a period of stagnation or inactivity

That's my lesson for today, kids. It is brutally hot & humid out there for the second day in a row. I walk Max at 5 am, and even at that hour there is no respite from the humidity. It's like swimming through the air.

In artful news, I've been invited by my talented friend, Marilyn Rock to participate in an artist's trading card swap, and I am now super-excited about working in this small format. I'll be posting pictures of my creations once I complete them.

1 comment:

DEW said...

Ah-ha - changed your mind on ATCs eh??? Stagnation and inactivity - I resemble that remark!!