Friday, July 2, 2010

Dog Days of Summer


'Dog Days' is the name for the sultriest period of summer, from July 3 to Aug. 11. Named in early times by observers in countries bordering the Mediterranean, the period was reckoned as extending from 20 days before to 20 days after the conjunction of Sirius, the Dog Star and the sun.  In the Mediterranean region this period coincided with hot and humid days; hence, the 'dog days of summer!'  How will you spend your 'Dog Days?'

We are starting our 'Dog Days' with a little fishing!  When I realized she didn't have one, I made my youngest child a fishing pole from a piece of bamboo and a string with a small weight attached.  The other two are 'seasoned' fishermen!  Have a wonderful Independence Day!  For more pictures, see 'One Step at a Time.'

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21 comments :

Linda said...

Sweet photo! I plan to spend my 4th in much the same way!

vignette design said...

I always wondered what the "dog days of summer" meant! Darling picture of your little fishermen. We are spending our dog days at our house in the wine country with kids and grandkids. Swimming, barbecuing, maybe floating the river! Happy 4th!

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

Love the hats, and that cute little gingham dress!

Shirley said...

Fishin', that's always a good day by the water. Cute photo!!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

This is a wonderful photo...as all of your photos are!!! I love visiting here and seeing your images!!! Happy 4th!!!

Cabin and Cottage said...

Well this is something I certainly did not know! Thanks for the info! (I always wondered) This is such a cute picture--have a wonderful summer! Maybe we'll meet again next week! Jacqueline

Average Girl said...

I always wondered where that saying came from. Love learning new things, and thanks for sharing it!

PAT said...

That is the cutest photo!

Happy 4th of July!

Jacqueline said...

Darling photo! They are so cute and what a fun way to pose them and then to put the hats on them - adorable.

Joyce said...

Wonderful photo to cherish forever in your family. I also posted dog days of summer shot this past week. I think we are thinking alike:-)
Joyce

Mary said...

What a sweet photo! Happy 4th to you!

A Garden of Threads said...

They look cute with the hats on, great photo.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I hope you re going to frame this darling picture! It should be above a peg board with those cute as ever hats hung on it!
This says it all! Cutest image I have seen all summer!
Yvonne

Christie said...

The hats are from the $1 bin at Target!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Looks like they are enjoying summer. Cute hats.

Pondside said...

That's a great photo - a treasure for those cold winter days!
Summer arrived here about an hour ago. It's about time!

Luna Miranda said...

this is a marvelous photo--i love the matching hats! a great activity to bond and enjoy summer.:p

Regina said...

What a gorgeous outdoor!

Have a great week.
Regina

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Cute photo, and I'll be the home made rod caught the first fish-enjoy!

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Very cute! Love this post.

Heidi said...

What a sweet picture of the three little fisher-people!
Thanks so much for linking up to Heart and Home for Wed. Gratitude! I hope you're having a wonderful week.
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

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