Working the Graveyard Shift

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.

Collage by Bridget. Poem by ??!!?

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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4 thoughts on “Working the Graveyard Shift

  1. i see you found that grave that is not in the rest of the masonic cemetery. some one told me about it several years ago. very odd where it is located. it’s sad to see the old graves that are overgrown because the children or grandchildren have moved away and don’t come back.

    1. For many years it was broken but, someone eventually mended it. It’s nice that other people eventually take up the torch and give these graves some TLC.

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