It was a hot one today, wasn’t it? Those Dog Days of Summer officially kicked in on July 3rd and will end on August 11th, so that means there will be a whole lotta sweatin’ going on in the next month.
I guess I’m just a malcontent because I enjoyed the mild Winter thanks to El Nino, but we’ve sure paid the price with this hot and dry El Nina Summer.
I laughed out loud when I heard a weatherman describe the return of the muggies as “air you could wear” … he got that right. I wore the barest minimum to keep cool and sought out a shady pathway to the railroad tracks and back, and, it was quite sticky out by the time I finished up my four miles.
Tonight is the All-Star game, so that means we are halfway through baseball for 2016. The Boys of Summer are on a brief hiatus, except for the superstars who were in the Home Run Derby or will participate in the big game tonight.
Summer, just like the baseball season, is slipping by all too quickly. You wouldn’t know it from the temps outside today, but sure enough, Mr. Sun is lazier in the morning and sleepier at night. I have been watching the sun rise later and depart earlier since the Summer Solstice. Yup, the times they are a’changin’.
I wanted to share this picture of Pam and her pooches, two English Bulldogs who routinely walk with her on the Boulevard. I’ve mentioned this trio in previous blog posts. Pam and I are like two ships passing in the night – sometimes on the same side of the street and sometimes the opposite side. We always wave or call out “Good Morning” when we pass. Sometimes, depending on how early I begin my journey, I may see Pam running up and down Emmons Boulevard because she is training for a marathon right now, but, most of the time I see her walking her two fur babies Chessie (top) and Sophie (bottom). On hot days, she stops every so often to give them a big swig from their water bottles, then they mosey on.
Whew! Dog days indeed – we’re not even to August yet!