Monday thru Thursday mornings, Jimmy and I can be found in Pioneer Park's pool, unless we have a commitment elsewhere. Wonderfully refreshing. Jimmy works his knee, while I swim by myself, which I love to do, and others participate in an exercise class. This morning (Monday, 8/3), the water felt cooler than usual. I overheard one lady say, "Enjoy it -- it's the coolest you'll feel all day." Cool beans! We enjoyed it.
Homer, in The Iliad, had this to say about Dog Days:
One more note -- these darned Dog Days have produced a pilfering imp -- a stealer of stuff. The little devil sneaks in at night while we're asleep. A cherished coin vanished, last night it lifted my reading glasses from the dining room table, and there was one other item that's gone missing, but I forget what. Gone into the black hole of elvish space. What other explanation could there be?