Friday, July 28, 2006

Dies Caniculares

Chris & I went to Richmond Beach yesterday.

We walked down the beach quite a ways, waded, watched birds and trains, enjoyed the cool breeze.

The sun had warmed the shallow lagoons in the broad sandy tideflats, uncovered by a minus tide, but an onshore breeze still carried some of the coolness of the receding fogbank still visible in the distance.

Apologies if this is a duplicate post -- I tried to post by email, which has worked before. It seems to have not worked this time, but may yet.

I think I will probably be editing this a bit later on so check back if you are interested, or want a link to more of Chris's photos and her version of events. :)

[Thank you to Chris for the photo above]


Herman said...

Why is this post called "dies caniculares?"

I found a picture of me playing in the water on my camera! how did that happen? hmpf!

Alan said...

"In Roman times the dog days—or dies caniculares in Latin—were associated with intolerable heat, lethargy, disease, and, appropriately enough, mad dogs." [National Geographic News]

You shouldn't have been playing in the water on your camera?