Friday, September 11, 2009

Dog Days

  • Etymology: from their being reckoned from the heliacal rising of the Dog Star (Sirius)

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

(from Webster's)

Although this isn't the hottest part of the summer,* and early September has passed into mid-month, I feel like we are in the dog days -- at least by definition 2. For the past two weeks, each and every day has been the same... warm, sunny -- actually, quite perfect, weatherwise. A scant few new things have bloomed or passed out of their prime. Autumn hangs over our heads, always just around the corner, but still... it almost seems we could go on, with every day being like this, indefinitely... lethargy.

*Actually, it's pretty close to the hottest part of summer. Only because summer has been cool. But at this point, nights are becoming distinctly cool regardless of the day's high temp.

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