Wednesday, August 15, 2007

dog days

Record high temps for the past 2 weeks, it must be the Dog Days of Summer here in the South.

Many people use the term "Dog Days" when referring to the hot days of late summer that seem to drag on endlessly in some years. The term brings up images of dogs lying on the front porch on hot summer days, not moving for fear of over heating. Many people think the term "Dog Days of Summer" comes from the idea that it is the period of extended heat in the mid- or late summer that sends dogs running for the cool shade of a porch or tree. - story from Weatherbug

The good news is, according to the above forecast, it will soon cool off some!

Don't knock the weather.
If it didn't change once in a while,
nine out of ten people
couldn't start a conversation.

- Kin Hubbard

Weather forecast for tonight: dark.
Continued dark overnight,
with widely scattered
light by morning.

- George Carlin

Whether the weather be fine
Whether the weather be not
Whether the weather be cold
Whether the weather be hot
We'll weather the weather
Whatever the weather
Whether we like it or not.

- anonymous


Bonnie Jacobs said...

The Weather Channel on my desktop says it will hit 102F in Chattanooga today!

Motherkitty said...

Bonnie, got ya beat! Our car thermometer read 108F on our way home this afternoon. It was even too hot to swim in the pool until almost 6 p.m.

The dog is really barking around here. (I wouldn't have it any other way when I think of winter and snow.)

Bonnie Jacobs said...

I'd rather have winter, or at least a Chattanooga winter, than the 103F we officially had today. What a day to meet a friend for the first time face-to-face, huh? Susan, we made the right choice: icy Cokes and air conditioning, rather than a walk in the park! Hey, I should blog about this!

jellyhead said...

'Dog days' huh? I like it!

Course where I live, it's pretty much dog days all year round!

Hope you're not suffering too much Suasn, and that you're managing to enjoy the last of the heat :)

June said...

I love the poems!