12″ x 12″
oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
(c)2010 Tracy Wall
During these dog days of summer….
“Dog Days” are the hottest, most sultry days of summer. In the northern hemisphere, they usually fall between early July and early September. … The actual dates vary greatly from region to region, depending on latitude and climate.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac lists the traditional timing of the Dog Days as the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11, coinciding with the ancient heliacal (at sunrise) rising of the Dog Star, Sirius, which they thought was somehow responsible for the hot weather.
Dog Days can also define a time period or event that is very hot or stagnant, or marked by dull lack of progress. — from Wikipedia
……. I’ve been struggling, but lately I’ve been working like a dog.
(Where’d that one come from? Most dogs I know sleep much of the day.)