the dog days of summer

According to the internet the dog days of summer are traditionally the hot and humid days of July and August. The period coincides with the rising of Sirius, the Dog Star. The ancient Greeks believed it to be a time of drought, bad luck and unrest as men and dogs would go mad due to the heat. I don’t know if any dogs have gone mad but we do have the western states in the USA on fire and more and more horrible examples of police brutality captured on video and plastered over the internet. This year has been one for the books. I heard yesterday that they might have found signs of life on Venus. I just finished reading War of the Worlds so that news did not make me happy. Hopefully whatever they might have found will stay put until next week when summer is officially over on September 22nd. I’d like to have one more socially distant trip to the beach before the aliens invade.










  1. September 16, 2020 / 11:26 am

    LOL – well now I can’t say I wasn’t warned … Wow, I was looking at the sky lately and noticing what I think is Sirius A – apparently the Dogon Tribe in Mali and the VaDoma of Zimbabwe believe that their ancestry stems from “beings” from that star. Plus, the Dogons said there were 2 stars making up Sirius well before scientists “confirmed” it. Either way I think I’ll stock up on some snacks before alien food is all there is 🙂

    Glad to see that you’re well!

    Oh and are these you’re own water paintings – they look beautiful!!

    • ofthecomely
      October 29, 2020 / 5:44 pm

      Hi there! That’s so interesting. I did not know that about the Dogon tribe. I’m doing my best to hang in there. This year has been like a kick in the head. Next week is going to be a make a break one for us here in the US. The water paintings are from the app Waterlogue. It turns photos into water paintings. How are things with you? I hope you are safe and finding joy.

      • Alison
        November 2, 2020 / 4:26 pm

        Hey, I’m well thanks! Lol, a kick in the head for sure! I can’t really complain though as I have been finding joy and solace despite all the issues. Eeek yeah the US has some decisions to make – so I’m wishing you all the best!

        Cool thanks, I will check it out, they look so pretty! I hope you are well, safe, and happy too 🙂 !! Much love as always 🙂

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