Dog Days

Time Machine Tuesday 🍋 Why Dog Days? Learn the reason behind the Dog Days season…

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Well it’s that time of year again, the hottest of the hot. After the boys of summer have gone-(throwback thanks to Don Henley for that great song!)- we are left with the Dog Days of summer. Sultry temps and hot tempers; a time not fit for man nor beast. (As for me, I am decidedly in the beast category by this time of year.)  So what exactly constitutes a dog day?  Anciently, the Romans and Greeks vary the actual dates a bit, but the common thread is that toasty-hot July and August comprise the “dog days.” Of scriptural significance-(think Noah/Ark)-they span 40 days, and Europeans still refer to these dates as the Time of The Dog. So how did they come up with such a colorful name for this smokin’ hot time of year?  Well actually, the origins are celestial in nature.  In late summer, Sirius, AKA the “Dog Star” which just…

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