Friday, June 1, 2012

Month of June

June is regarded as Juno's month.
Juno is the goddess of the Roman pantheon.
She symbolizes marriage and welfare of women.

There are numerous legends and myths about Birthstone healing powers and their
therapeutic influence.  According to these legends, wearing a gemstone during its
assigned month heightened healing powers.  For the full effect, individuals needed
to own all twelve and alternate them monthly.

Birthstones ~ pearl and alexandrite
Flowers ~ rose and honeysuckle

Noteworthy Days

June 14 ~ Flag Day (as shown on my calendar).  It commemorates the
advocation of the flag in United States in 1777.  President Woodrow Wilson issued
a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day in August 1949.

June 17 ~ Father's Day celebrated annually on the 3rd Sunday of June,  
It is a day for people to show their appreciation for fathers and “father figures”
(including step fathers, fathers-in-law, guardians, foster parents and family friends).

June 16, 17 ~ The Canadian Warplane Heritage Airshow ...
(Canada's Flying Museum) in Mount Hope, Ontario from 12 noon until
approximately 4:30 pm. A spectacular airshow featuring The Snowbirds
(Canada's precision flying team) and several heritage planes.

June 14 – 17 ~ Sound of Music Festival in downtown Burlington presenting
a parade, education and entertainment throughout 4 days.  A free  musical
extravaganza that appeals to every generation. 
Distinguished as one of Ontario's top annual festivals.

June 20 ~ Summer Solstice is the First Day of Summer.  It is the longest day of
of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

June Musings

O'  My Luv's like a red, red rose
That's newly sprung in June.
O' my Luv's like the melodie,
That's sweetly play'd in tune.
(Robert Burns)

June is the smell of sweet fresh roses.
                                                     A beautiful rosy 6th month it exposes.
                                                     And with the sweetness of each day,
                                                     The sky clouds smile brightful and gay.
       (Sylvia Chidi)

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Pearls of Wisdom

And the day came
when the risk to remain tight in the bud
was more painful
than the risk it took to blossom.
(Anais Nin)

The best and most beautiful things
cannot be seen or heard.
They must be felt with the heart.
(Helen Keller)

Merle Baird-Kerr . . . written May 18, 2012
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