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Friday, August 12, 2016

Dog Days of Summer

I have heard the term "dog days of summer" all my life, but being a city raised girl never really understood the term.  I know my mom and dad, both country raised, used the term every year, usually in August, but that was all I really knew.  So, I decided to actually look it up and check out the meaning. 

The American weather and farming annual 'The Old Farmers Almanac' tells us that the phrase 'dog days' has nothing to do with dogs laying around in the heat.  In actuality the phrase refers to the hot, sultry days of late summer that the most uncomfortable.  This time usually falls anywhere between July 3rd and August 11th of the calendar year.  The dates of 'dog days' coincide with the heliacal rising of Sirius, the dog star, in the constellation Canis Major...hence the 'dog' reference 

Since most of us are either getting ready to come out of  the 'dog days' of summer, or already are, why don't we take a look at a few creations by the Folkart and Primitives team on Etsy that remind us of the cooler weather just around the corner.  

Two Primitive Pumpkin, Primitive Pumpkin Doll, Fall Pumpkin, Halloween Pumpkin, Fabric Pumpkin, Primitive Fabric Pumpkin, OFG, FAAP



E PATTERN - Give Thanks - Thankful Turkeys, Fall scene - Painted & Designed by Sharon Bond - FAAP



Halloween Pillow - Home Decor - Hagatha



Primitive Autumn Leaves Bedspring Fabric Leaf Rusty Wire Fall Home Decor Miniature



Halloween stars fall stars ornies bowl fillers fall decor Halloween decor OFG FAAP primitive Halloween stars

3 comments:

  1. We are definitely in the dog days of summer in Middle Tennessee. August is most always miserable! We haven't been below 70 since July 2nd...just part of life in the South...lol
    Pretty stuff!

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  2. We are definitely in the dog days of summer in Middle Tennessee. August is most always miserable! We haven't been below 70 since July 2nd...just part of life in the South...lol
    Pretty stuff!

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  3. I never knew what that meant. Interesting :)

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