Monday, July 25, 2011

Dog Days

They're called the "Dog Days of Summer," and there's no doubt that they have arrived here in Mississippi.

[Photo borrowed from the Internet]

Webster defines "Dog Days" as "the period between early July and early September when the hot sultry weather of summer usually occurs" — and also as "a period of stagnation or inactivity."

I can especially relate to the latter definition, because I find myself very "inactive," especially when it comes to being inspired to get out and take pictures. I have been wanting to capture some Magnolia blossoms with my camera for weeks now, but, so far, I haven't been able to muster the energy and adrenaline to make myself venture out into the oppressive heat to do it.

But today, with an 80 percent chance of rain in the forecast for Vicksburg, I think I will take advantage of the cloudy skies and go out in search of "the perfect Magnolia bloom." I know it's "out there somewhere," in all its glory, waiting for me, and I can't wait to go find it!

To be continued ...

5 comments:

nancygrayce said...

Florida is in the middle of them too! Muggy!

racheld said...

Our own dog has been out for fleeting moments---he scurries right back for the door soon as his errand is completed.

He also has been right at my feet when I'm sitting anywhere (probably because that's where the little fan is aimed) and lies on the cool section of the carpet the rest of the time.

Lots of cool water in his bowls upstairs and down, and a refill from the hose for the outside one every day.

He's clipped high and tight, and I think his hereditary long blonde locks would smother him right now.

Hope you're staying IN and cool, Dearie, no matter what enticing photos call!

Deb said...

we are on day 23 or 24 of 100 degrees or above....

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hot and muggy here too...makes me lazy! But we have had hot muggy days all summer haven't we?

Take care!

Jenni said...

LOVE the pic of the dog in front of the fan! Ha ha! My Labrador used to do that after he went for a walk. He would stand in front of the fan with a blissful look on his face....

Hugs!
Jenni