Friday, August 31, 2012

Dog Days of Summer: by Dana Atnip

The term the Dog Days of summer has roots in ancient Greece, and it refers to the months of July and August in the Northern Hemisphere. The star Siruis, also known as the Dog Star, is found in the constellation Canis Major (Orion the Hunter's faithful hunting dog). It is the brightest star in the sky, second only to the sun. It was believed that the appearance of Sirius in the sky at sunrise during July and August added to the heat of the day, hence the Dog Days were the hottest days of the year. :-)

Friday, August 3, 2012


You may just hear the bugs buzzing in the ears
of a young fisherman...
with the river calmly swimming by.

Lori McElrath-Eslick

Thursday, August 2, 2012

August: Dog Days and Toady Nights

August heats up with cicada buzz, monarch butterfly mania, and the cricket creep. 
August, the month when that strange silence hums in your ears. The time that comes just before the sounds of school buses and and traffic choked roads.
The full August moon brings a screech owl serenade, clambering tree frogs, and bats flitting about as katydids-did. Ah, the dog days and toady nights. 
What will August whisper to you?
What do you see, hear, smell and feel in August?

Get up, get out and enjoy!
Lori Taylor 

Deadline:  Aug. 31, 2012