[gardeners] Small 'consolation'

Catharine Vinson (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sat, 18 Jul 1998 14:41:02 +0000

Still no rain in Atlanta.....definitely no rain in Texas (and people are 
dropping like flies!) Looks like St. Swithin's may have predicted 
correctly for some of us at least (no rain for 40 days).

But maybe those of us suffering from drought and heat and seeing our 
gardens fry are supposed to take consolation from the saying surrounding 
the Dog Days (traditionally the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 
11). And I quote: 

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

Bah, humbug.

Catharine/Atlanta 7b