The “dog days of summer” have finally arrived bringing the stifling heat that causes us to gasp for air. But that image of a panting dog with his tongue hanging out is not the origin of that saying.
In summer Sirius, the dog star, rises and sets with the sun. The ancient Romans thought it was a source of heat as well as the sun. Given the circumstance of the summer’s deadly heat, that sounds logical. But, of course, it’s the tilt of the earth that brings that good old summertime.
But this post is about the town of Kerrville in central Texas. We are constantly discovering new places and activities available in the small towns in the hill country.
It was established by Betty Willingham after 30 years of teaching algebra. After her death, her husband and another helper who worked along beside her kept it open as a memorial to her and her love of native plants.
Kerrville has several worthwhile museums and an amazing live entertainment theater with two different auditoriums. We saw “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat” there and were impressed with the quality of the performance.
Mamacita’s Restaurant in the above picture is large for a Mexican food restaurant, even in Texas. The food is excellent.
To those who think there is no culture in the flyover states or in small towns just haven’t given them a chance.
“Behave. What happens today is on Facebook tomorrow.” modern adage