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.