The Dog Days of Summer

Day seventeen of our photo journey …

We are without a doubt right smack in the middle of the dog days of summer here in Mississippi, with our hottest and most sultry days.

Mississippi Hay Field

Even though the sky was blue today there was a steamy haze everywhere we looked.

Weeds with Tiny Flower Blooms

The weeds along the fence caught my attention. The flowers were so tiny and so perfect, but it took me about 6 tries to get a clear shot because sweat kept running into my eyes and burning like the dickens.

Yeah, I realize that southern ladies do not sweat, they perspire.

At this point though, my language about the heat wasn’t very ladylike so I figured the moisture running into my eyes was just plain sweat.

Cattle Soaking in a Watering Hole

It wasn’t long after that, driving around in our old beater without air conditioning, we figured out that if even the cows were soaking in their watering hole, it was time to head back to the house and call it a day.

Cricket Walker

(4) Comments

  1. Veronica
    VeronicaAug 02, 2007

    I am loving it. How difficult are you finding it to come up with something totally different every day?

  2. Pam
    PamAug 02, 2007

    I love the cows in the water. The limbs in the foreground are like a natural frame around them. Today’s group is very relaxing.

  3. Cricket Walker
    Cricket WalkerAug 02, 2007

    @ Veronica – It really has not been as difficult as I expected because we are really just photographing life every day.

    @ Pam – I love seeing cattle cool off too, especially the calves!

  4. Francie
    FrancieJan 24, 2008

    Ahhh, horses sweat, men perspire and women glow. Especially Southern women.

    Loving your photos.

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