Hello, June!

*UPDATE: this wreath is now available in my store here.

I’ve come across some really great “calendars” latey. I don’t mean those blank ones that you are supposed to fill in but those which tell you all sorts of different things about months, special anniversaries, events of nature and things like that. I’v been really taken with one by Hungarian János Xántus, and also the lovely Nature notes of an Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden. So I thought I’d share a little of these secrets I learned along with my downloadable calendar.

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Ovid assigns the name of this month to Juno; others connect it with the Consulate of Junius Brutus.

The principal days observed in this month are

June 11th: St Barnabas
June 24th: Midsummer Day
June 29th: St Peter

Quotes of the month:

“Mist in May and heat in June
Brings all things into tune.”

“A dripping June keeps all in tune”

“Barnaby bright, all day and no night”

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Seasonal poetry

Under the greenwood tree
Who loves to lie with me,
And turn his merry note
Unto the sweet bird’s throat,
Come hither, come hither, come hither:
            Here shall he see
            No enemy
But winter and rough weather.
Who doth ambition shun
And loves to live i’ the sun,
Seeking the food he eats,

And pleased with what he gets,
Come hither, come hither, come hither:
Here shall he see
No enemy
But winter and rough weather.

William Shakespeare – from ‘As you like it’

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