Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Dog Days

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It seems the dog days of summer are upon us. The high today in my neck of the woods was 101 F. Now that's what I call hot. Air conditioning has been cranked up, the fans have come out. And those that are outside find other ways to cool off.

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The sprinklers are turned on, the pools and beaches become crowded as everyone takes a dip to cool their skin. A little sand between your toes perhaps?

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Shorts and sundresses come out of retirement. Sleeves and pant legs disappear.

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Our feet even get into the action with flip flops, sandals, and my preferred method, barefootin'.

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We get our first tastes of pink lemonade and lemon shake-ups, little girls set up lemonade stands, and sweet tea tastes even better.

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And if all else fails, I recommend becoming as inert as possible. A hammock or patch of sand works quite well.

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Welcome Canis Major. May you bring memories and special summer days to us all.

Photos from We Heart It

20 comments:

ClosedOnSunday said...

Thanks for following my blog. I'm following back too. In fact, I was the 600th follower! Woo hoo.

Lynne said...

Following you back. Cool site, I'm putting your button on mine. :)

Michelle said...

Oh, the dog days have been here for awhile! We had an unsually hot spring and rolled right into summer. It is going to be hot this summer, yuck! I love all the photos, amazining collection!

AlyGatr said...

I could do without all of this icky heat, though, I DO love having the excuse to consume mass quantities of pink lemonade! I'm kind of ready for Fall :)

mo said...

Erin, Your blog is fantastic...I feel like I have stepped back in time to a calmer, simpler, fresher world...Where did it go???

I am a newbie follower and I really am looking forward to your blogs. *hugs*

Lois Evensen said...

Ah, yes, it is extremely hot out there. We could use one of those January cold blasts right about now.

The Paisley Cupcake said...

Thanks for stopping by The Paisley Cupcake! Your blog is amazing, we are definitely becoming followers! I just LOVE your pictures:)
Have a great Wednesday!
-Amanda@thepaisleycupcake.blogspot.com

This Lil Piglet Boutique said...

Stopping by to follow you back. :)

Ida Nielsen said...

Lovely post, you almost make 101 degrees sound tempting :-)

Bo said...

Thanks for following and visiting! I look forward to following you and reading future posts :D

Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

Love the post, thanks for the follow, following you back.

Posh Play said...

Following you back! I am loving your blog. :)

Ashley Smoot said...

Thanks for following me! Following your beautiful blog back. Dog days are right! This week I havent even taken the kids swimming until about 6 o'clock in the evening.

Jenna Renee said...

Your blog is great and I loved this post. Not sure if I told you, but I am a follower of your blog! :)

and flowers pick themselves said...

it's so brutal out! i got all my errands done early so i can spend the rest of the day indoors, dreaming of the loveliness in this post.

:)

xo Alison

Claudia said...

Ah - summertime - i LOVE it!!
After weeks and weeks of rain in Germany, we finally have summer as well - and it's really hot - fantastic!
I like your pictures - as always - even if you did not shoot them yourself - you have a talent to gather perfect fits for your words
Hugs - Claudia

Lori@ Paisley Passions said...

Now following you :)

www.paisleypassions.blogspot.com

~Lori S.

Kyrstin said...

Thanks for following my blog - I am following you back! I do love summer, but could do without the humidity. I love swimming and walking around barefoot - oh I love summer!

Teachinfourth said...

Loving summer…heat and all.

Anonymous said...

I have 2 dogs, and both are Siberian Huskies and they want me to speak for them--they hate having their species have any relationship whatsoever to the hot weather. If they could find Mother Nature, she would hear some serious whining from them. I like your blog. My oldest dog writes a blog and he has had quite a few things to say about the weather--none of them good.LOL

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