On June 2015

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Two naming origins for June: The Roman goddess Juno (wife of Jupiter) and from the Latin word iuniores, which means “younger ones”

June, the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, but the beginning of winter in the Southern Hemisphere … thus with equivalent of December in the Southern Hemisphere

June, the longest hours of daylight in the Northern Hemisphere, but the shortest days in the Southern Hemisphere

No months start on the same day of the week of June in common or leap years

June ends on the same day of the week as March in all years

June, know by some as the Marriage Month because of the large number of marriage held

June, the month for health and longevity

June, with two zodiac signs: Gemini (until June 20) or Cancer (from June 21 onward)

June, with birthstones Alexandrite, Moonstone, and Pearl

June, with birth flowers Honeysuckle and the rose

June, with its moons known as Flower Moon, Rose Moon, Strawberry Moon, and Honey Moon

June, with its Full Moon on June 2 at 16:19 UTC … and the New Moon on June 14 at 14:05 UTC

June, a month of an equinox

June, the month for national celebrations in Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Slovenia, Philippines,

June, with a Father’s Day celebration in Belgium, Canada, Ireland, Netherlands, UK, US, and Venezuela, however a Mother’s Day in Luxembourg

How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? (Dr. Seuss)

June, the month to increase awareness in Alzheimer’s, Antiphospholipid Antibodies Syndrome (APS), accordions, brains, cataracts, cancer from the sun, celibacy, infertility, dairy alternatives, childhood cancer, migraines, aphasia, men’s health, Congenital Cytomegalovirus, pet preparedness, scoliosis, alcoholism, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), scleroderma, student safety, and potty training

June, the month to celebrate aquariums, zoos, candy, dairy, turkey lovers, iced tea, papaya, fashion in colonial Virginia, men, perennial gardening, rivers, skyscrapers, sorghum, and smiles

June, the month to promote adopting a sheltered cat, beauty in your skin, fighting the filthy fly, fresh fruits and vegetables, Idaho wines, camping, effective communications, do-it-yourself marketing, fireworks safety, professional wellness, rebuilding your life, kids sports, women’s golf, bikes, and Ohio wines

June, the month to embrace African-American music, audio books, gay pride, roses, country cookies, great outdoors, soul food, Caribbean-American heritage, surf music, bathroom reading, safety, vision research, and steakhouses

Do you have any special occasions during June? Which songs did you enjoy?

63 thoughts on “On June 2015

  1. How did it get so late so soon? Hard to believe we’re almost at the half-year mark. Especially enjoyed Al Stewart and Alan Jackson, Frank. An interesting and informative post, as always.


  2. The first Monday in June is when we celebrate the Queen’s Birthday with a long weekend Frank – which kicks the month off nicely for us. [It’s not her real birthday though.] June is also my son-in-law’s birthday, Mid Winter Festival and the beginning of the real wintery weather usually 🙂


  3. Happy June, Frank! I was one of those June brides. As well as celebrating our wedding anniversary, my husband will be retiring from teaching this month. And this weekend, is my younger daughter’s bridal shower.
    I didn’t realize we can embed Getty Images on WordPress. Cool!

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  4. Your call to increase my awareness on accordions during the month of June will center on Alfonso Ponticelli and his band “Swing Gitan.” The group is Chicago’s premier gypsy-jazz band and plays the 1930s-style music of guitarist Django Reinhardt. Some of Alfonso Ponticelli’s arrangements feature a solo accordion, which I especially enjoyed when I heard the group several years ago at “The Green Mill,” a Chicago jazz club made famous by gangster Al Capone, who each week sat in the same stage left leather booth, which I sat in briefly until asked to vacate by the management.


  5. June sure is a crowded month, Frank! Thanks for all of the June music, Al Stewart is always a favorite. We have lots of June birthdays in our families, which is fun with all the family gatherings. But to me, June is the quintessential month of roses, and they are starting to bloom here with abandon. Colorful, fragrant and the essence of romance 🙂


    • Resa,
      Ah ha … you’ve picked another Julie Holiday … surprise surprise surprise! 😉 Lily of the Valley is a beautiful small flower … and cheers to your continual hunt for outdoor murals. Hopefully I’ll do another Cincinnati collection sometime.

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  6. I didn’t realize what a busy month June was. Personally, I love June for baseball games. All apologies to my Yankees, but I love going out to watch my independent league team. It’s a great night out.


    • Cayman,
      June is a start of more fans attending baseball games … so hats off to that. Meanwhile, my Reds are primed for a fire sale. Cheers to independent league baseball!


  7. Yessssssss June is my month 🙂 I was born in 19…. on this month… Nothing same as in the past Junes… but I am not the same too… This was amazing post, I learn some details about June. I lovedd your selected songs. Thank you dear Frank, Happy June, love, nia


    • Rebecca,
      Welcome first-time commeter … and to what happens to be the finale to the toasts to the months. Finding the songs that fit has been fun, so cheers to you enjoying one! 🙂


  8. Now that we are finally getting some relief from the rain, perhaps I will welcome June the way I should! We are finally seeing the sun and the beginning of heat, welcome June. Men? Celebrate Men? Well okay, I will go with that.

    Fabulous music and some wonderful images Frank. Loved this one.


  9. I’m playing catch-up, dear Frank. I’ve fallen behind in my readings! Listening to Al Stewart as I write this… Completely forgot about him and his comforting voice. Will be listening to one of my favourite country singers next, Mr. Alan Jackson… ooohhh….. I’m assuming the Getty video everyone is talking about in the comments is the second video which is, of course, not available for moi? Grrr…

    In the past couple of years, June has been so-so weather-wise. Have you noticed a shift as well? The nice hot weather starts around mid-end-June and goes all the way to October (I remember as a kid being able to wear my new leotards and woolen skirts on the first days of school in September. Now, fuggedaboutit! Too hot!)


  10. June celebrations: Father’s Day – My son going to the University for a Freshman orientation & registration & SUMMER!!!
    Oh – Summer – How I have missed thee. ❤


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