Oh, those Dog Days of Summer …


The muggies are back.



Weather wise, it was great the past few days, and, I was sorry to see those cooler temps (if the low 80s could be considered “cool”) have disappeared. “Get set to sweat” again was the dire prediction on the early weather report.  Indeed!

There are only two more days ‘til those doggone “Dog Days of Summer” are done … astronomically-wise, that is. Calendar wise, Summer is not out of here yet.

I also heard on the radio this morning that today is the 222nd day of the year. That numbers combo might be significant enough to buy a Lotto ticket if you’re into numerology, and 222 reinforces in my mind that 2016 is speeding by, though I don’t need the calendar, or to consult the Almanac, to know this fact.  The past week or so, once I turn the corner to walk East down Emmons Boulevard, suddenly the sun is staring me right in the face, blinding me with the glare.  Recently, the angle of the morning sun has changed dramatically at the time of my daily trek.

This morning, as I sidestepped to yield to other walkers alongside their canine companions, it seemed each of us humans were wiping our respective brows, and the pooches were panting. It seemed like a good time to remark that it ain’t a fit night, er morn, out for man nor beast.

[Image by Sevenpixx on Pixabay]

About Linda Schaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, so this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for four decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, though I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too. - Linda Schaub
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4 Responses to Oh, those Dog Days of Summer …

  1. Majorie Aubin says:

    I love your dog pic. The humidity is back a 100 fold. You must be almost to 500 now…..


    • lindasschaub says:

      Thanks Marge – Actually I had taken a few pics on my walk of some dogs (besides those English Bulldogs) and a home that has a metal bin filled with dog treats (just reach in and grab ’em for your dog), but, I saw this photo on Pixabay and it was so cute, I couldn’t resist using it for this post. That humidity is a killer – I needed to take the car for a drive this a.m., so just walked at Meijer … thankfully cooler than outside. Tomorrow and Friday will be equally bad. Not quite to 500 miles, but it is a goal by Labor Day. I think I will get the 500 miles done, unless we have a whole lot of rainy days … which are coming up.


  2. Ann Marie stevens says:

    Miss Linda……………………….cute dog pic……………………………….yes I’ve been noticing the difference in the angle of the sun lately…………..its directly in my eye path too


    • lindasschaub says:

      It’s pretty amazing when you think about it Ann Marie … the online Almanac says that the sun is rising about two minutes later/setting two minutes earlier daily. It is really noticeable to us regular walkers. Despite this hot Summer, I wish it was just late Spring or the beginning of Summer, just to extend the walking season a bit more.


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