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Archive date:  August 21, 2015

No Dog Days in Sight

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I don’t think it is possible to improve on the weather this August.  It is so NOT what you would expect.  Cooler temperatures.  Ample rainfall.  What more could you ask?  Being humans that we are, we always tend to want more (or less as the case may be) of whatever we’re getting.  It is so difficult to find the ‘Goldilocks’ zone where everything is “just right”.   It is my belief this is as close as it comes to perfection weather-wise in August in middle Tennessee.

Actually, the ‘Dog Days’ expired about 10 days ago.  Don’t bother looking back at the weather now past.  Dog Days actually refers to the rising of the ‘Dog Star’ Sirius.    Sirius rises in near conjunction with the sun from late July through early August.  This celestial event was believed by ancients to be the cause of hot weather.  Our apparent escape from the extremes of August is a most welcome reprieve after a sizzling June and early July.  The seasonal weather windfall has many in a full-out, pre-fall frenzy. While landscape materials are now aplenty, it is still a bit early for mums and pansies…stay tuned!

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