August Persona

Dog Days

AUGUST IS WEEKS OF REMAINING SUMMER
(and possibly tornadoes, where I live),
YET TOWARD THE END HINTS AT THE WINTER APPROACHING
(unless you're one of those south-of-the-equator people)
August

 
National Water Quality Month
National Sandwich Month
National What Will Be Your Legacy Month

 
What Will Your Legacy Be Month is a month for people to reflect on their past and present actions and vow to make positive changes that will affect generations. We have to remember the seeds, whether positive or negative, that we plant in our children's lives. This observance is about making the right choices so our children and their children will make the right choices. Everything we do will grow and reflect our teachings. So teach your children well.
 
Happy kids eating sandwiches

 
If last month was National Hot Dog Month, and this month is National Sandwich Month, does this prove the old argument that a hot dog is not a sandwich?

 
For National Water Quality Month, I was going to put up a picture of a polluted stream or brown water coming out of a tap, but all the pictures were all so ugly and horrible I just didn't want to sully this post with them. So here's this:

 
Honeyeater Bird drinking from tap
Amazing high speed photographs of honeyeater birds catching water droplets in midair as they fall out of a tap — Daily Mail


 
This month "was originally named Sextilis in Latin because it was the sixth month in the original ten-month Roman calendar…. About 700 BC, it became the eighth month when January and February were added to the year before March by King Numa Pompilius, who also gave it 29 days. Julius Caesar added two days when he created the Julian calendar in 46 BC (708 AUC), giving it its modern length of 31 days. In 8 BC, it was renamed in honor of Augustus. According to a Senatus consultum quoted by Macrobius, he chose this month because it was the time of several of his great triumphs, including the conquest of Egypt.[2] Wikipedia


 
Okay, I was looking for pix of kids and dogs swimming, and there are many great ones, but I found this good "water quality month" pic.


 
The Zodiac signs for the month of August are
Domicile
(until Aug 22)
Domicile Jul 21-Aug 22
…and Breakyerbak (Aug 23 onwards)
Zodiac: Breakyerback Aug23-Sep21

 
Important to note: August 2 is International Beer Day

 
Beer gal


 
Image sources:
Soggy Sandwich: A Soup Sandwich is Just That | THE MOLLER LAW GROUP, LLC
Kids with sandwiches: Effects of Fast-foods and Snacking on Children
Augustus: pinterest.ca
Beer gal: oktoberfestgirls.blogspot.com
Kid and dog, drinking: The Best Dog Breeds For Kids | Healthy Paws Pet Insurance
Domicile: Sand castle: pinterest.com, Old man at beach: thestar.com
Backbreaking harvest: Grain Harvest and Threshing Time | Living History Farms

 
This post also published at Mindful Webworks: Other Peoples' Stuff blog