07 July 2014

The "Dog Daies" of Summer

"Dog Daies" -
 July 6 to August 17.
Ah, they're here.
The days I love and the days I love to hate.
Beautiful blue skies
Hotter then I'd like temperatures
Little to no rain
(love hate love-hate?)
Thirsty gardens filled with snakes
(definite hate).
Ripe blueberries and marionberries
(totally LOVE)!
In the garden filled with snakes
Speaking of snakes, do you know I've never seen one on the beach?
I have seen lots of other things though --
like dogs...
fitting photo subjects for this post.

Yep, no snakes here.
Lots of cool birds though...
and blue, blue water.
Lots of dogs...
enjoying their "daies".

Boats, boats and more boats.
Surfers too.

Small white furry one enjoying the "dog daies"
(don't say anything, but she thinks everyday is a dog day).

So what about you?
Do you live for  the 'dog days' and think the warmer the better,
or are you more like these heron and rather spend them with your feet in cool water?
While you ponder that,
I think I'll go 'scarf' down yet another frozen fruit juice bar,
 turn on ALL of our ceiling fans
and think about what to make for dinner that doesn't heat up the house.
Have a blessed, warm week everyone!
"Dog Daies" reference from The Book of Common Prayer, 1552 edition.
Garibaldi and Barview area, north Oregon coast.


Lorrie said...

I love the dog daies - warm and sunny. It's rarely too warm for me here, although I stay out of the direct sun. Snakes I abhor and I'm thankful I rarely see one in my garden. And never on the beach. Let's just all settle at the beach for the summer!

Betsy said...

Summer is definitely my favorite season. Spring is usually fairly wet over here too. However, the heat has set in here with 100+ being predicted for next week. Ugh! That's a bit too hot for me.
To answer your question on my blog about the red velvet cake, I guess it tastes a bit like chocolate cake. I've never made a red velvet cake before but wanted to do a red, white and blue them. They were DELICIOUS! You need to make it. Yum.
Have a wonderful day Aimee.

aimee said...

I will have to check the summer averages for your area:) I vote for the beach too!! No snakes and lots of beauty.

Yikes! 100+ is definitely miserable. Hopefully it's cooler at the lake or you have a/c.
Thanks for the info about the red velvet cake--if it tastes at all like chocolate, I would like it:)
Blessings (and stay cool),

Linda W. said...

I'm not a fan of hot weather at all....Much prefer spring or fall. But the sunny skies are nice. I like all your doggie photos!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh I did wonder about that spelling ... I learned something new today, not being familiar with the Book of Common Prayer ... did not know that was where the saying came from.

Wellll.... we like a certain amount of heat but it's nice to have the ocean nearby on an overly warm day!
The Pacific Coast is a perfect place to spend a summer day.

Teresa Kasner said...

I do love the warm weather.. but the super hot stuff does wilt me. We have 2 AC units working to keep our old farmhouse around 70 degrees. We just went out to Elmers for dinner! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Gracie Saylor said...

Well, I think I am more of a heron :) but I have been absolutely enjoying the sunshine. Thanks especially for the ocean photos, and the wonderful header with horses and dogs. xx

aimee said...

Yep me too. I am already mourning the loss of spring.Thanks! I love watching dogs at the beach. Give Bear a hug for me:)

It's different isn't it? I didn't know about the mention in the Book of Common Prayer until earlier today when I was trying to come up with a theme for this post:) The link has several other mentions of the 'dog days' too but I liked the earlier spelling because it was so unusual. I LOVE researching history!
I love the Pacific Ocean--especially on sunny, but not too hot days.

Yum to Elmers! I love going there. We had our a/c on today--I am super heat sensitive and it was getting just a bit warmer then I am comfortable with. Glad you have a way to cool down too!

Me too-definite heron, but like you,I LOVE the blue skies and sunny days!
Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed the photos of the ocean and my header photo from Central Oregon. Stay cool!

Noelle the dreamer said...

Marvelous photos as always Aimee, a reminder of God's many gifts!
Thank you for sharing.
Now for the serious stuff...
YOU ARE MY WINNER! Kindly contact me so that I may send you your win. I couldn't find an email on your blog and I must contact Cathy Bryant asap with the information.
God blessings to you always,

aimee said...

Thank you Noelle! Nature definitely reminds me of God and His love for us!
Yay! I will send you an e-mail today:)

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

I can't say summer is at the top of my favorite seasons list- that would be fall and spring, with summer and winter tied for last. And really winter is only on the list at all because of Christmas, it's one redeeming quality. LOL I'm not a water baby and I hate sand and heat.so hear hear on the ceiling fans turned up full blast!

aimee said...

Totally agree with you! I definitely place autumn and spring before summer and winter.
And yea on those ceiling fans and, if I might add, a bit of air conditioning as needed:)
Stay cool!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Those rocks look familiar! We were just there last week and drove by them on our way to Nehalem Bay state park. I'll be posting on that soon. My nephew pointed out that one of the rocks (I think it was the first one you posted) looks like a gorilla's head with part of it its shoulder sticking out of the water. I could totally see what he was talking about. Happy gardening, although, I'm super glad I haven't seen a snake in my garden yet. I feel sorry for you. I HATE snakes!

aimee said...

I've been wanting to visit Nehalem Bay State park--it will be great to see your photos from there! Kids have great imaginations :) No snake sightings for me recently--I am hoping they are giving me a break--LOL.

Tante Mali said...

Aimee, thank you for this pictures! Never have been there! You give me the chance to see and to know! Great!
Happy happy days and all my best from Austria

aimee said...

@Tante Mali (Elisabeth)~
Thank you so much for your visit and for your sweet comment too! I feel blessed to be able to share with you some photos of the beautiful Pacific NW where I live. I had a chance to visit your blog tonight and really enjoyed the photos of your garden and meals!
Wishing you happy days in your garden!

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