Sunday, July 21, 2019

The Dog Days Of Summer

Dog Days defines a time period or event that is very hot or stagnant, or marked by dull lack of progress. The name comes from the ancient belief that Sirius, also called the Dog Star, was somehow responsible for the hot weather.
Either way, we seem to have hit that mark.

As with most of the country we are under a heat advisory for the next few days, 95 degrees and 100 degrees plus with the humidity factor figured in.
If you can avoid staying outside especially for long periods of time, then it is best to do so.

Even the birds have taken to their nests...……










14 comments:

local alien said...

I do hope that weather doesn't stay for long. We are usually having much of the same but July has been wonderfully cool for a change. Our weather patterns have changed for better....so far

Susie said...

Jo, I have noticed that there's very little bird activity around here in this heat. We have one more hot to go and then it will cool down a few days. So ready for that. Loved seeing all your pretty pictures. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Changes in the wind said...

The pictures are so pretty that hot and humid just doesn't seem to match. That one close up of the flower is exquisite.

Betty said...

I love waking up and hearing the birds singing out my window. For the last few days I have heard very little. Cannot wait for this heat wave to be over.

Belinda said...

You always have the most beautiful photos on your blog, Jo. It certainly is hot and humid here along with the rest of the country. I'm looking forward to the cooler weather of fall. For now you will find me in front of the fan with the a/c running in the background. LOL I hope you have a beautiful Sunday! :)

Edna B said...

Once again, your photos are stunning. I love your Rose of Sharon plant. I have one but mine is a pale lavender. Yup, it's wicked hot everywhere. Just do your best to stay cool till this heat wave passes by. You have a great day, hugs, Edna B.

Haddock said...

That weather vane with the horse and chariot looks great.

DJan said...

I love your series of pictures. Even though we are escaping the oppressive heat, it's hot here, too, relatively speaking. Dog Days indeed. :-)

Janice Kay Schaub said...

I love the wrought iron "cages" that you have used. I was looking for something to hold up my new rose bush.....Its such a beautiful colour....Love your garden. It's been so hot mine is neglected
Janice

Henny Penny said...

Those huge white blooms on your Rose of Sharon are beautiful! Everything in your yard is beautiful. I've been meaning to tell you that Poppy bought us one of those lightweight retractable water hoses. So glad you suggested I get one. It is so much easier on my back. It does remind me of a black snake though when it begins shrinking back into the bucket. :)

Kirsten Steen said...

My favorite time of year... but not when it gets close to or over 100 degrees. Everything bakes and no one is happy. Hope you're faring well. Oregon has had a very mild summer this year. But we usually get at least one week of 100+ temps. Wondering when it will arrive!

Janet @ My Miniature Donkeys said...

Lovely as always.

L. D. said...

All of your shots are wonderful. They are very good examples of summer even with the sunsetting shot.

Donna OShaughnessy said...

Lovely photos Jo. I must do a better job with mine on my blog, you motivator you!