In Honor

Today is a holiday in the United States. Many people think of Memorial Day as the unofficial start of summer. Schools are out (or will soon be) for the year. People begin to think of backyard barbeques and picnics or trips to the lake. For many, Memorial Day is just another three-day weekend. But that’s... Continue Reading →

December~Winter Solstice and More

December. The twelfth month of the year. It's unbelievable almost a full year has passed since I began this series. Activities, holiday festivities and celebrations fill the month of December - one of the busiest times of the year. The winter solstice occurs on December 22. What else can we learn about this month? December... Continue Reading →

November ~A Time of Thanksgiving

In most parts of the United States, trees have already lost their leaves. However, where I live we often see the peak of fall colors in November. Daylight Saving Time ends and nights come early. But what else can we learn about our eleventh month? November, the ninth month in the ancient Roman calendar, gets... Continue Reading →

October ~Autumn’s Masterpiece

What can I say about October? That glorious month of the year when the trees are full of vibrant color, the sounds of migrating birds fill the air, and the days are crisp and sunny. L. M. Montgomery's words sum it up: "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." ~L.M.... Continue Reading →

September ~ The Golden Month

Kids have started a new school year, summer vacations have ended, and autumn begins later in the month. Leaves have started to turn, birds begin to migrate, and change is in the air. It must be September. Time to learn more about this ninth month of the year. September gets its name from the Latin... Continue Reading →

August ~ It’s Summertime

Whether you're basking in the sun, or hibernating inside an air-conditioned house, the eighth month of the year is often the hottest in the northern hemisphere. Although autumn doesn't arrive until the third week of September, the daylight hours have grown shorter. Let's learn a bit more about the month of August. August gets its... Continue Reading →

July ~ The Heat is On

In the northern hemisphere, July is one of the hottest months of the year. Summer activities are in full swing, the days are long, the nights are short, and many seek refuge from the heat. Let's learn a bit more about this seventh month of the year. The Roman Senate named the month of July... Continue Reading →

May~Flowers and More

The month of May has arrived and with it comes a flurry of activities, events, and celebrations. Across the country many students will graduate from both high school and college and begin a new season of their lives. Let's learn a bit more about this fifth month of the year. "The world's favorite season is... Continue Reading →

April ~ When Showers Bring Forth Flowers

I often say that once April arrives, the remainder of the year passes too fast. Turn around, and it’s December. Yes, it’s already the fourth month of the year. The days grow longer and temperatures get warmer (in the northern hemisphere). Many outdoor activities begin in April. Here are some other things about April that... Continue Reading →

March ~ The Windy Month

Unforeseen circumstances prevented me from writing and blogging last week. Better late than never, this week I continue my series of posts about the months of the year. In the original Roman calendar, March was the first month of the year. Its name comes from the Roman god of war—Mars. March is the month in... Continue Reading →

February ~ Short, But Sweet

Today, I continue my series of some fun and interesting facts about each month of the year. January is now a memory and already we find ourselves in the shortest month of the year—February. In spite of its short length, celebrations and events fill the February calendar. February, along with January, was not part of... Continue Reading →

January ~ New Beginnings

Welcome 2015! You’re probably thinking I’m a bit late because we are already on the 7th day of the New Year and new month. I want to thank you all for bearing with me while I took an unplanned blogging break during the month of December. For me a new year brings new excitement and... Continue Reading →

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