The many distinct flavours of summer3 min read 04 May 2012, 08:40 PM IST
The many distinct flavours of summer
Sirius, twice as big as our sun and the brightest star in the night sky, is on the move. Ancient Greeks viewed this Dog Star with trepidation, believing it to be responsible for the “dog days of summer" that will grip much of India in the coming months. Dazed dung beetles lie still on the parched earth, wishing for trickles of rain. Stunned dragonflies ride the humid air, their transparent wings unmoving as they coast on waves of heat. Spider webs sag under wilting shrubs. Rain trees fold their leaves hopefully in the evenings, unsuccessfully heralding rain. Bees hover over hives, flapping their wings meticulously to keep the hive at its preset temperature.
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