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Dog Days of Summer

1st shots in first 5 slide shows taken on May 4, 2022, 2nd shots on May 26, 2022, 3rd shots taken on June 16, 2022, 4th shots taken on July 14, 2022 and 5th shots taken on August 10, 2022. All other photos taken on August 10, 2022.

The title phrase is a reference to Sirius, the Dog Star. During the “Dog Days” period, the Sun occupies the same region of the sky as Sirius, the brightest star visible from any part of Earth. Sirius is a part of the constellation Canis Major, the Greater Dog.

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Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

6 thoughts on “Dog Days of Summer

    1. Thanks Lyssy. I think I mostly got lucky this year. Everything came together. That being said, I think my weeds are also doing better. Thanks for reading. Allan


  1. Awesome yard and garden, Allan.
    My lawn is just like how you’d like your fried chicken – golden and crispy. The garden? Meh. The rest of the plants are just getting by. We actually had about an hour of rain for the first time in 60+ days. The sprinkler I have for the backyard/garden just barely keeps things from being dead. I am hoping August will be the end of high heat and no rain.
    Have a good weekend, sir.

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    1. I can only imagine how dry everything is. We have had years, where the grass crackled when we walked on it. I have not watered my lawn since May. We have had enough rain from time to time. My garden plants are all watered from the rain barrels, which keep running dry. I have another 2 water days to go before they are dry. Fingers crossed for some showers. Temps near 30 C for 2 weeks. The good news is the nights cool off. Thanks for reading Scott. Stay cool and stay hydrated. Allan


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