Today is August the 12th, and officially marks the end of the ‘Dog days of Summer’, which run from July 3rd to August 11th of each year. The phrase itself is a reference to Sirius, the Dog Star. Sirius is the brightest star visible from any part of Earth and a part of the constellation Canis Major.
July 23rd, Sirius rises and sets with the Sun. In Ancient Greece and Rome, they believed Sirius actually gave off heat and added to our Sun’s warmth, accounting for the long stretch of sultry weather. This stretch of time was referred to as diēs caniculārēs, or “dog days.” Thus, the term Dog Days of Summer came to mean the 20 days before and 20 days after this alignment of Sirius with the Sun—July 3 to August 11 each year.
Now that you have had your daily educational moment, I will direct your attention to the gorgeous necklace and earrings that are adorning my sunkissed pixels. Both items are from Second Nature Jewellery and are out at a special price for The Saturday Sale this weekend only at the main store ! The earrings are un-rigged, but positioned for leLutka Human Ears. The necklace is un-rigged and resize scripted.
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