Celebrating the Dog Days of August


It is the end of the third week of August.  Sirius, the Dog Star, can be seen in the morning sky.  The corn husks are browning, the humidity is starting to get a little less onerous, and the sun light is starting to give off that crisp autumnal clarity.

And then there are the tomatoes and sunflowers –


Those beauteous globes of red that burst with flavor and aroma.  I celebrated tomatoes this week by taking two bushels of these beauties and “putting them by” as my grandmother used to say.  Come December and January we will have a taste of the Dog Days to give us faith that the cruel short days of cold will end and red and yellow will again rule the day.

Wishing you a bite of a juicy tomato and a vase full of sunflowers,


About Bernadette

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life. These musings are usually stimulated by my walks through Haddonfield, my reading of books and fellow bloggers, and my interaction with my group of fabulous family and friends.

11 Responses

  1. Bernadette, I love this short thought on life. I invite you to take your photo and superimpose a poem from the thoughts above onto the photo for my gallery, Summer Splashings. What do you think? If interested send your work to cvarsalona@gmail.com or DM me at Twitter, @cvarsalona.


  2. First of all, I’m so glad to have finally found your blog! I’ve been trying for a couple of weeks now, I don’t know why I couldn’t do that before! Also, you captured the beauty of my trip to the farmer’s market yesterday. 🙂 So many tomatoes and sunflowers. I filled a bucket with tomatoes. Thanks for this beautiful celebration.


  3. I always wondered why this week was called “the dog days of August.” Now I know.
    This is a beautiful post – you are a natural poet. I love the photos – especially the tomatoes and sunflower. Let us know how they taste in the winter.


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