Dog Days of Summer

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Dog Days of Summer

Now we know why Punxsutawney Phil does not predict the end of summer. It is too hot for him to crawl up out of his hole. Mid summer was a beast this year, with temperatures above 90 F most days. Wildfires blazed all over the Northwest, sending smoke our way as weather fronts drug it across the country.

August has slipped in already with the promise of cooler days this week. When this month ends, Fall brings on Nature’s fashion show and  I am ready. Seems like each season ends just in time for us to look forward to the next one.

Tap-dancing on sand

August brings cooler promise

Farmers harvest corn

For our d’Verse prompt today, Frank Tassone asked us to write a Haibun reflecting on the month of August. When August comes we know summer is on its down hill slide into fall!

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61 thoughts on “Dog Days of Summer

  1. Your painting I find… well… hot. 🙂 Really nice. August already. For some reason this year is flying past, while we are still being in one way or another surpressed by Covid. It’s like this year hasn’t really started yet, and still, as you write, in a few weeks we’ll have fall already. Our summer here in the Netherlands this year is cool-ish and wet, a typical Dutch summer really, not like the three or four hot summers we had prior to this one. Some of us have forgotten how a real Dutch summer actually is! Lol. Well, young man, THIS is a real Dutch summer. 🙂

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    • Ha ha… thanks Peter… I am glad you are experiencing a cool summer. Seems we always have a hot summer here. After growing up in Pennsylvania without air conditioning , I am down here and could not survive without it! I appreciat your kind affirmation of my painting. Take care and stay cool!

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  2. Gosh, as a tangent, I never know if I will ever get Frank Yankovic out of my head, when I hear Phil’s name mentioned, a long time watcher of Groundhog Day (author laughs to himself).

    On a more serious note, enjoyed your words where nature, and the fires combine, trying to make myself more environmentally conscious what’s up out West, a cousin living out there, and fighting some terrible legislation in my own state which aims to knock down more wetlands. Stay safe!

    Best Regards,

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  3. Somehow we have so far escaped much of the dreadful heat, but I’m sure we have some in store for us. We’ve had lots of rain and everything is very green and lush. I loved hearing about your August, Dwight. The corn is still green here, and not ready for harvest — but it looks to be a bumper year!

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  4. After the way the heat was bubbling at this end I’m thinking it’s bound to make a return. But I am looking forward to fall🙂. We had some effects from the wild fires at this end also. One day we looked up and it was just haze. The weatherman said it was from the fires across country. Well captured in your post Dwight.


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  5. Seems like each season ends just in time for us to look forward to the next one.

    There’s a peacefulness and simple wisdom in these words that leaves the reader feeling calm, Dwight. You often leave me feeling like that.


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  6. Experiencing a damp squib of a summer it is hard to imagine the weather you have been experiencing – your painting is a vivid partner to your words.

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  7. Dwight,
    “Tap dancing on sand” — You couldn’t have described walking on hot beach sand any better! ❤️The wildfire painting is beautifully terrifying. Wonderfully done.

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