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?

On June 2014

June starts on Sunday, so it’s time to set the stage for the month ahead.

Some say the month is named after Juno, the Roman goddess and wife of Jupiter. Others proclaim it is from a Latin word meaning the younger ones

June was the fourth month with 29 days in the early Roman calendar, but Julius Caesar changed it to the sixth month with 30 days because he could

Astrological sign Gemini starts the month, but Cancer starts June 21st

June’s birthstones include Pearl, Moonstone, and Alexandrite

June’s birth flowers are honeysuckle and the rose

As with any of the 12, June is loaded with month-long celebrations to meet your fancy. Time to get your calendars and record the ones that are most significant to you.

Animals
Adopt a Cat, Adopt a Shelter Cat, Pet Preparedness, Pest Control

Behaviors
Smiles, Naked Bike Ride, Bathroom Reading, Effective Communications, Entrepreneurs “Do It Yourself” Marketing, Rebuild Your Life, Potty Training Awareness, Happy Women, Recycling, People Skills

Entertainment
African-American Music Appreciation, Audio Book Appreciation, Accordion, Surf Music, GLBT Books

Food
Country Cooking, Dairy Alternatives, Georgia Blueberries, Turkey Lovers, Dairy, Candy, Fruits & Vegetables, Iced Tea, Soul Food, Steakhouses, Papaya, Seafood, Beef Steak, Frozen Yogurt

Health Awareness
Migraines, Congenital Cytomegalovirus, Aphasia, Men’s Health Education, Childhood Cancer, Child Vision, Cataracts, Cancer from the Sun, Antiphospolipd Antibody Syndrome, Scoliosis, Professional Wellness, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Scleroderma, Vision Research, World Infertility, Hernias, Pharmacists Declare War on Alcoholism

Outdoors
National Rivers, Camping, Perennial Gardening, Great Outdoors, Roses, Zoos & Aquariums, Women’s Golf, Skyscrapers

Personal
GLBT Pride, Caribbean-Americans, Celibacy Awareness

Safety
All Safety, Lane Courtesy, Fireworks Safety, Student Safety, Drive Safe, Burglary Prevention

Do you have a special event for June in your area or personal life? Hope you can tell us!

If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance. (Bernard Williams)

In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them. (Aldo Leopold)

Wine and cheese are ageless companions, like aspirin and aches, or June and moon, or good people and noble ventures. (M. F. K. Fisher)

There are two seasons in Scotland: June and Winter (Billy Connolly)

On a Fall Walk

Blogging allows reading to see images from around the world. Regarding of one’s hemisphere, fall brings beautiful colors – the only question is the timing.

I recently took a walk in my neighborhood to capture some local color. Besides, Robin always hosts a fall walk (for which I’m late posting) and Raye showed us some fall colors from Portland, Oregon as part of a challenge. Hope you enjoy a walk in my neighborhood from suburban Cincinnati, Ohio.

Some leaves await my next pass …and many more yet to fall …
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… as several remnants of summer remain in our Clematis ….
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… yet Spirea is still strong as it transitions to winter sticks …
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… Fruit Gum tree leaves are starting to turn in the front yard …
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… in time, this Burning Bush will be a ball of brilliant red …
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… and the future will deliver this Japanese Maple to us … but not yet …

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… walking the neighborhood provides an array of natural colors …
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… as I encounter a seasonal Welcome Center …
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…. and other human creations …
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… yet the summer green still frames nature’s fall colors …
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… while wildflowers do their part …
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… as framing continues as I round the corner and head for home …
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… where roses are still hanging on …

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… but more leaves await still wait for my next pass … and more to come from above.
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As Debra would say, I hope this gave you a chance to breathe lighter. Thanks for strolling along with me. Any favorites?