Dog Days Of Summer by Kathy K. McClellan is a photographic collage created for Day 224 of the 365 Challenge (Journal 2022).
In researching the dates for the dog days of summer, I found similar but sometimes conflicting information. Generally the dog days are in July and August.
July 3 to August 11 was stated in several articles, however those articles also admitted that those dates can vary.
Other sites that I visited stated that the period known as dog days could last anywhere from 40 to 60 days. Every article I read agreed that it is traditionally the hottest time of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
They all agreed that the history of when dog days appeared was tied to the location of the stars, particularly Sirius, the Dog Star.
As I am posting this image on August 12th we can assume that if the dog days of summer are not over they will not last much longer.
That is good news to those who have been suffering from this summer's extreme heat.
Purchasing a print or product printed with this image produces a donation that helps shelter animals. 100% of KeppenArt's markup on prints and products is donated to Choe's Fund that pays for life saving treatments and surgeries for shelter dogs in the Lauderdale County, Florence, AL area.
This image has been featured in the following FAA/Pixels groups:
ABC Group 03/15/2023
For A Good Cause 08/09/2023
August 12th, 2022
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