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Friday, August 13, 2010

Dog Days of Summer Friday Five

Here in the snow belt state of Wisconsin we long for the first signs of spring--perhaps a crocus poking up through the snow, or a pussy willow bud popping out even beneath ice. The first appearance of robins, that most cheery little hopper of birds, causes widespread rejoicing. Spring is followed by summer, a time for home-grown tomatoes, watermelon, corn on the cob, all sorts of "fests," back yard "fry outs" (what they call a barbecue here, for some reason) and trips near and far.

I love summer, and wait anxiously for it every year. So how is it that we have arrived at the hot and humid "Dog Days" of August, and I have not done nearly enough of what I planned to do? I want to pack in as much as I can before snow flies once again.

How about you? And what is happening for those of you who are in a different hemisphere than I, and it may be cold?


1. What is the weather like where you live?


2. Share one thing you love about this time of year.



3. Share one thing you do NOT love about this time of year.



4. How will you spend the remaining days leading up to Autumn?



5. Share a good summer memory.


Bonus: What food says SUMMER to you?

As always, let us know in comments if you play. Post a direct link to your blog entry in your comment using the following formulation in the comment box: <a href="the url of your blog post goes here">what you want the link to say goes here</a> For a complete how-to ,click here.

65 comments:

  1. Wow. I don't think I've ever been first before. You can find my play here

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  2. Well since I'm up in the wee hours, I'll start things off. I sweated it out here.

    BTW if anyone has any idea as to why I can't paste anything into the window where I write my posts on blogger or even better what to do to fix it- let me know.

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  3. Not sure what happened to my comment. It was there a minute ago. If it shows up again, sorry for the double up. I sweated it out here.

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  4. my five along with st. radegund's memorial day patron saint of all weavers and potters, an adoptive mom, from 518-587 -
    cool stuff...

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  5. Here is where I played. I loved the memory question and what it evoked for me.

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  6. Here is where I played. I loved the memory question and what it evoked for me.

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  9. I played early on a hot summer day here.

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  10. Back after a week of con/ed and two weeks of vacation.

    I did a bit of photo-blogging.

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  11. ok, this is ridiculous already - blogger repeatedly shows the page is not found but i have definitely played here just hit the homepage link if it tries redirecting you ;) thx !

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  13. Let's try this again. I've posted comments here twice and I don't believe they are the deleted ones because they were much earlier. Both times they appeared in the list, then were gone when I came back to it.

    At any rate I sweated it out here

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  14. I played, I commented...it was here,and it disappeared...so we try again. It's
    here, and if I show up twice, mea culpa.

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  15. Kate, I'm glad I'm not the only one. I thought I was losing my mind. Not that it was a great loss, but still.....

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  16. Blogger is not playing very nice today...perhaps it to is tired of the "dog-days".

    Once more..."photoblogging for my play.

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  17. Gals, this must be a Blogger problem, but I will re-check our settings. Your comments are coming to me via email notification. Weird.

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  18. Arggghhhh! It's happened again. Posts posted then disappearing. RevDrKate and I both posted our links and now they are gone! Again! Any ideas?????????

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  19. Summer Thoughts abound now that I'm back from Vocations Conference.

    I am happy to be done with the paperwork side of things right now!

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  20. i'll try a different id and see if it will stay up ~
    i was the 2nd person to complete today's play & every one of my comments have been removed! so
    you can find it at http://faithhopecherrytea.blogspot.com/
    as well as a post of radegund, patron saint of potters and weavers, whose memorial day is today ... amazing woman frm 518-587 at the link to my id if the other doesn't work ~
    and now i'll see if this stays up ;)

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  21. I have to take my actual dog into the vet for a check-up this morning, but in the meantime I played
    here.

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  22. I'm on vacation right now and loving the dog days of summer; I played here.

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  23. Here is where I played. I loved the memory question for the memories it evoked!

    (I seem to be having trouble commenting today!)

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  24. At the moment, Blogger is having 503 Service errors. *Please* don't take it personally if your comment appears, then disappears!!!

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  25. I'm going to try to post links to the disappearing commenters' posts:
    altar ego
    Deb at KnitnTeach
    Daughter
    faithhopecherrytea (Your link had an extra "=")
    Joan Calvin
    RevDrKate
    mid-life rookie
    Rev Dr Mom

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  26. And one more, which I think would have been earliest of all!
    Martha Williams Jordan

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  27. Finally getting around to posting my own answers! Back later to read and comment. Here it is.

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  28. Yow! Thank you Songbird! Missed all the hoopla.

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  29. Songbird, thanks for making it easy to visit everyone's FF!

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  30. I took a break from packing for the last few vacation days of summer in order to play

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  31. I wish I could figure out why some are not getting through. Most of the ones dropped have been from non "members," not of the ring but of this blog. But that's not universally true.
    Anyway, here's another:
    Sandy

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  32. Well, my dears, apparently Blogger imposed a new "automatic" spam detector. I've restored all the missing comments, which will look like a mess, but hopefully this will teach Blogger to love you! I'll try to get this straightened out before the Preacher Party.

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  33. woof! indeed it's the dog days every day at the hotcup house...

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  34. I've never been a big fan of spam, but I enjoyed thinking about summer here.

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  35. With my doggies snoozing away, I played at signs-along-the-way

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  36. If that Songbird were smarter, she would have figured it out *before* posting the links.

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  37. Songbird thanks for taking time to figure this out.

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  38. THanks for "restoring" me Songbird.

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  39. Been a crazy summer, but happy to be playing again over here.

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  41. To the naked eye, it -looks- like I linked my post...but those looks can be deceiving! Don't know what I am doing or did! Hmm. I'll chalk it up to humidity.

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  42. Not sure what you did exactly, but here's a link to your post, MPeriodPress.

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  43. Thank you, Songbird! A lift of the morning mug of coffee your way..

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