Dog Days of Summer

Sonia Thompson

Sam the beagle enjoys a dip in the lake (photo by Elizabeth Keckler).

August is informally known as the dog days of summer. The origin of the phrase dates back to the Greeks and Romans and refers to the dog star, Sirius, and its position in the heavens. The "dog days" occurred around the day when Sirius appeared to rise just before the sun, in late July. They referred to these days as the hottest time of the year, a period that could bring heat, drought, lethargy, and mad dogs.

Snacks and a sunset sail around our North Lake (photo by Elizabeth Keckler).

At Splinter Creek, we don't have any mad dogs, but we do have plenty of heat, dry skies, and daylight hours for exploring our 650 acres and three lakes. This summer there has been lots of activity, with families both moving in and visiting during quarantine to boat, fish, picnic, and dine in the gardens.

We invite you to do the same, and we look forward to showing you what Splinter Creek has to offer. To schedule a private tour, please call 601-946-0143 or email info@splintercreekms.com.

A garden at a private residence on the Splinter Creek grounds (photo by Elizabeth Keckler).

Waving from the dock, waiting for a ride (photo by Elizabeth Keckler).

Jump in, the water's fine! (photo by Erin Austen Abbott).

Pink and orange sunsets over the North Lake (photo by Elizabeth Keckler).

Sam scouts out the Community Porch (photo by Elizabeth Keckler).

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