dawg days of summer

you may have noticed that i have a slight tendency to fling around terms, make up my own words, etc :0)

so, when i was reading this article today on the farmer’s almanac site, naturally, a smile quickly came over my face

i’ve used the term ‘dawg days of summer’ for, it seems, EVER… but can honestly say, i never had any clue what it actually meant or where it came from – until today!!

July 3rd marks the beginning of the “dog days of summer”
the ‘dog days of summer’ is the period between July 3 and August 11
during this time, the sun occupies the same region of the sky as Sirius, the Dog Star
it was once believed that due to the star’s position at this time of year that it somehow conspired with the sun to make the days hotter
many people also believed that the hot days of the summer caused dogs to go mad, thus the name and the lore

well, how bout ‘dem apples?!

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Nance on 2011/07/06 at 16:52

    Thanks I always wanted to know if that was true. You little fact finder you:)

    Reply

  2. Posted by Jen on 2011/07/06 at 20:37

    That’s pretty cool, who knew ?!

    Reply

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