Dog Days of Summer

I did exactly what I told myself I wouldn't do. I started a blog and quit. I had determined in my mind that I would write something every week and remain diligent. That lasted a whole 3 blogs. 

Hello again. Let's try this once more. 

Summer is such a long season in South Mississippi. Basically, I feel like it starts sometime in March and goes until November. School starting may signal the end of Summer, but really we are in the thick of it. And by thick, I also refer to the thick, humid heat of the Dog Days of Summer. 

August is scorching. I mean absolutely, uncomfortably, sweat down to your underwear miserably hot. Even still, we know that if we can make it through August, we'll have September. Does that help the temperature much? Not really, but September means football season, and that is something to cheer about. 

September also means new Fall clothing! Even though it still runs low 90's outside, we can drop that indoor AC temperature down and get away with light weight cardigans, and pretty Fall prints. Shades of burgundy, mustard, deep green, mochas, and rust replace the bold, neon Summer hues. September means pumpkins, hay rides, falling leaves, and the potential for a cool crisp morning to sip coffee on the porch. All of which are beautiful possibilities on the horizon. September is the next step to October which besides Christmas, is my most favorite time of the year. 

What did L.M. Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables say? "I'm so glad to live in a world where there are Octobers." I feel the exact same way. 

Our Fall weather lasts a fleeting two weeks, but they are the most wonderfully refreshing two weeks of the year. Those two weeks provide pleasant memories on which to remanence during the frigid, wet, bone chilling, Mississippi winter days of January and February. Those two weeks keep us longing for them once again during the never ending Summer days. 

And here we are, in the dead center of the Dog Days of Summer. But hope is coming, because as God says in His word in Genesis 8:22,

While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease. 

So, I know September is on the way, Lord willing. 

And after September, October.