Dog Days


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On summer nights, star of stars

Homer wrote that about Achilles approaching Troy during the dog days of Summer, when Sirius (the Dog Star) rises in the early morning hours.

We’ve been blessed this Summer here in Taos with lots of rain and cool, breezy evenings and the heat is not too difficult to escape, being dry and not in the least bit humid, but hot it has been and hotter it promises to get. We are in the High Desert after all. The nice thing about dry heat is no need for AC, a shady tree is just fine. So is the miracle of Adobe.

This Summer has been truly blissful, and with so much moisture the Desert is in a constant state of blooming beauty.

I’ve been staying cool despite no siestas nor holidays by the sea for me this year, (I’m not complaining – Taos feels like a year round holiday) but today I’m hanging out with my granddaughters at the pool at the Quail Ridge, so no post besides this one for now.

This morning, I could feel Autumn in the air and smiled at the sunflowers lifting their faces to the sun as it rose higher in the East. They are blooming everywhere now, all along the roadsides, competing with the Cosmos and wild Aster for attention.

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The sunflowers remind me that August will fly by and September will soon be here with its back to school and back to work ethos and Summer will be a mere memory.

As my Summer (and all of this year in fact) has been spent focused on bringing Taos to you, I’ve had little time for lazy days and ice cream. Today I’ll remedy that!

There’s much more coming up on taoStyle in the coming weeks and months – the fabulous thing about Taos is that there’s no shortage of interesting people (and places) to write about. Tonight I’ll get back to work, writing and scheduling posts for next week and tomorrow I’ll be out and about in my little world, having meetings, doing interviews and gathering more gems to share with you.

It’s been eight months since I started the blog and I wanted to thank all of you so very much for reading.

Have a wonderful day and I’ll be back on Friday.

Top Photograph by Bill Curry


Center Image by Lenny Foster who was profiled here on taoStyle.






4 thoughts on “Dog Days

  1. Thank you Lynne for the fabulous posts. You have truly captured what is unique and beautiful in Taos with interesting subjects. Keep up the great work!

  2. Thank you Toni, it’s been a collaborative effort with all the people I showcase here, including the talented photographers who contribute greatly to the whole.

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