Täiskuu on metsatulekahjude suitsust verev, kanjoni laavakiviseinad õhkavad kuumust 24/7. Öösel murdsid koiotid me kodu kõrval naabrite põllul ühe äsjasündinud vasika-kaksikutest. Õhk seisab, aeg seisab, pärastlõunati iseäranis. Pimeduse saabudes rullib Linnutee end maja kohal lahti, säravamana kui kunagi mäletan näinud olevat.

*Dog Days, or 'Canicular' days as they're known, are the hot, sultry days of summer, defined as the period from July 3 through Aug. 11 when the Dog Star, Sirius, rises in conjunction (or nearly so) with the sun. As a result, the classical Greek and Roman belief was that the combination of the brightest luminary of the day (the sun) and the brightest star of night (Sirius) were responsible for the extreme heat that is experienced during the middle of the northern summer. Other effects, according to the ancients, were droughts, plagues and madness. Dog Days are now taken to be the hottest, most uncomfortable part of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.
July 29/2018
Fotod: Paul. Esimesel pildil koolibride jooginõu ja üks “klientidest”.
“The first week of August hangs at the very top of the summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color. Often at night there is lightning, but it quivers all alone. There is no thunder, no relieving rain. These are strange and breathless days, the dog days, when people are led to do things they are sure to be sorry for after.”― Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting