Dogs Days-

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From the Farmer’s Almanac:

“DOG DAYS BEGIN (JULY 3)
The Dog Days (a period of 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11) are named for the Dog Star, Sirius, which is visible with the rising Sun at this time of year. Ancients associated this sky picture with the hot days that coincided with it. Sirius is the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major (Greater Dog).

Dog Days bright and clear,
indicate a happy year.
But when accompanied by rain,
for better times our hopes are in vain.”

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