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August 2017

“The Dog days of summer”….According to “Google”…. The ancient Romans called the hottest, most humid days of summer “diēs caniculārēs" or “dog days." The name came about because they associated the hottest days of summer with the star Sirius. Sirius was known as the “Dog Star" because it was the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major (Large Dog).

So as the height of the summer begins to decrease… the days seem …. hotter than ever…. But these very hot and sultry days of August tend to be that transition into Fall…. “The dog days of summer” are filled with plans for final vacations, preparations for students returning to school, and the growth in our gardens in both prolific and abundant. We are picking the fruits of our labor… we are making plans for the Fall….we are finishing up some of those ‘summer projects’ that we left until after the 4th of July festivities were done and our vacations were complete. Enjoy these last vestiges of summer, they will be gone before you know it. Take some time and relax when the weather is hot, sultry and the air quality is not to our liking…. Slow down your exercise and lighten up the diet with fresh fruits and vegetables. Don’t forget that “Just Breathe” has another wine and Yoga event at Hells Canyon Winery on Saturday, the 19th of August at 10:00am on the beautiful green lawn of the winery overlooking the Snake River and the Owyhee Mountains. The price is $15 per person that includes the one hour (gentle and fluid) yoga class and an hour of wine tasting (light and cool Zhoo Zhoo Wines) with snacks… and friends…..a wonderful way to “un-wined” into your weekend. Namaste’

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