Augustus and His Namesake

Augustus and His Namesake

If you have an August birthday, you were born in an interesting month–a month with a history. To start with, it was once called Sextilis  and was the sixth month. Then, along came powerful Augustus Caesar. It was renamed August in the year 8 B.C. The lovely Peridot is your birth stone and you have […]

Ne’er Trust a July Sky

Ne’er Trust a July Sky

Ne’er Trust a July Sky. Why? Probably because a day that starts sunny could cloud up and be a rainy day within a short time. Planning a picnic? Good, but bring an umbrella just in case. July. Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends. It’s a good day to remember heritage and country and […]

June Is Bustin’ Out All Over

June Is Bustin’ Out All Over

If you’re one of those lucky people born this month, you’ve got a lot of good things going for you. First, there’s your birthstone–you have two of them! The pearl and the Alexandrite are yours. Flowers? Also two–the rose and the honeysuckle. So, you’re bright and shiny, have infinite value, and smell good too. How […]

Are the May Bees Still Flying?

Are the May Bees Still Flying?

May 1 was a day of  maybes. It’s an equivocal answer to a difficult question. Are the May Bees still flying around? I ask, because, even though the month is drawing to a close, it seems to be an uncertain month for several reasons. Some things are not uncertain, though. May’s birthstone is still the […]

Blue Sky of February

Blue Sky of February

Happy February! This short month comes in with a blue-sky, frosty morning, full of energy and hope. If you are lucky enough to have been born this month, your birthstone is amethyst and your flower is violet, symbolizing humility and faithfulness. However, you have more: irises and primroses. February’s child is determined, optimistic, creative and […]

September’s Song

September’s Song

The first day of a brand new month, September. This month closes out the summer and ushers in the fall. We’ll be thinking colored leaves and fall rains. If you were born in September,  your birthstone is the sapphire and your flower is the morning-glory. To celebrate the start of this autumn month, I’m having […]

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