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