Have you ever wondered where the the term, “Dog Days of Summer”, came from? The urban dictionary I was reading termed them,” a time in summer where it is so hot and humid that dogs go crazy by barking and howling”.
Dog Days of Summer are referred to as the time from approximately July 3rd to August 11th when the the star Sirius, rises and sets with the sun. Part of the Canis Major constellation, the star is the brightest star in the sky and is seen easily with the naked eye.
The ancient Romans believed that the summer heat was caused by Sirius. Ancient Egyptians believed that Sirius had effect on earth because the annual rising of the star coincided with the days jut before the flooding of the Nile River. They watched for the star to mark the coming of the floods.
Next month, the studio will be celebrating Dog Days of Summer with special pet portraits here at the studio. Family and children are welcome to join in on the fun.
Set for August 23rd and 24th, and August 30th and 31st, a one hour portrait session and 5×20 framed collage will be available for $99 (a $195 value).
Are you in? Give Lisa a call at 309.269.5013 to schedule your appointment today.