.....are upon us. In the 1500's, the ancient Romans believed the star Sirius, aka the Dog Star, caused heat to come upon the earth in the summer when it came into the same longitude as the sun, and they believed that dogs went mad during this period of time.
Well, mine doesn't, but she does pant a lot.
In the northern hemisphere, the 1/2 of the earth north of the equator suffers from this heat. It isn't just global warming. It's always been this way, although it sure does seem a bit hotter when it hits 98 degrees in Florida. And it isn't a dog star, it's because the earth is tilted towards that heat. I don't recall when I was 11 or 12, that 98 degrees felt this hot. Was that just youth?
So I look forward to September when this Dog Star moves along and I can cool my body temperature down from raging furnace to perhaps a simple campfire. Meanwhile, I hide in the cool of the A/C, away from the sun and it's companion dog star, and make some simple art like this collage of a lady, who is on cool black background paper, and wearing cool blue. Ahhhhhhh!
I'm not looking forward to getting my power bill this month. Yikes!!!!