We are now in the middle of the dog days of summer.
The heliacal rising of the dog star Sirius is a signal to those in the Northern Hemisphere that the hot days of summer have arrived.
Finally this southern star can be seen hovering over the horizon just before it is overcome by the light of the rising sun. Below this horizon; the land is dry, the days are long and we’re all starting to feel a little lazy. According to the ancients, it can be a time of bad luck: too much rain, too little rain, thunder, lightening and the dogs are going mad as well. We’re not the only ones who are thirsty!
Our culture seems to have brought us to the point where we figure the only safe thing to do this time of year is to go on vacation. This is not the case for the Gardenkeeper. They say there is no rest for the wicked and this summer I seem to be buried in work. I am finally starting to get to those projects that have been neglected because I was catching up on weeding and pruning.
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