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.
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?
Shorts and sundresses come out of retirement. Sleeves and pant legs disappear.
Our feet even get into the action with flip flops, sandals, and my preferred method, barefootin'.
We get our first tastes of pink lemonade and lemon shake-ups, little girls set up lemonade stands, and sweet tea tastes even better.
And if all else fails, I recommend becoming as inert as possible. A hammock or patch of sand works quite well.
Welcome Canis Major. May you bring memories and special summer days to us all.