In Like a Lion, out like a Lamb  

SpaceRangerNJ 56M
2357 posts
7/26/2006 1:31 am

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In Like a Lion, out like a Lamb

That's how they refer to the month of March; Cold blustry weather of the end of winter at the beginning of the month and warm Spring like weather by the end.

The Dog days of Summer refer to part of the month of August. I believe it is referring to those last very hot days of Summer but I'm not sure. Does anyone know?
Then of course there is Indian summer; those excetionally warm days in the Fall after it has turned cool already. I wonder if they are going to change the name to be politically correct. Native American Summer?

Are there other sayings for times of the year or months?

OK, this post is kinda lame but It's almost four thirty and I'm having trouble sleeping. My mind won't shut up.

JazzDlight 60F

7/26/2006 4:16 am

I just read something recently about the meaning of the dog days of summer but I forgot the meaning lol however I do know it had something to do with dogs and I think the Romans which is where the saying originated from! (I think) lol sorry summer heat is getting to me. I bet you could find the meaning on Google! Hugs, Jazz PS I know what the meaning of "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water" means!

SpaceRangerNJ replies on 7/26/2006 6:58 am:
I put the meaning as I found it on the web below.
And I know about the babies and the bathwater as well. lol

rm_AnOddGirl 58F
3469 posts
7/26/2006 6:20 am

I think it has to do with the summer constellations...

SpaceRangerNJ replies on 7/26/2006 6:58 am:
Yes indeed, summer constellations it is. I put the specifics, as I found it on the web, in a comment below.

SpaceRangerNJ 56M
4687 posts
7/26/2006 6:32 am

1 : the period between early July and early September when the hot sultry weather of summer usually occurs in the northern hemisphere
2 : a period of stagnation or inactivity
According to Webster on line.
In the summer, Sirius, the “dog star,” rises and sets with the sun. During late July Sirius is in conjunction with the sun, and the ancients believed that its heat added to the heat of the sun, creating a stretch of hot and sultry weather. They named this period of time, from 20 days before the conjunction to 20 days after, “dog days” after the dog star.

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