Saturday, August 5, 2006

August is... Month

August is... the eighth month of the year and (according to Wikipedia) "was named in honor of Augustus [Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus]. The month reputedly has 31 days because Augustus wanted as many days as Julius Caesar's July." The full moon in August is called the Sturgeon Moon, Full Red Moon, Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon.

These old English weather proverbs about August leads me to believe that British weather is a bit different from weather in Utah. (Fog in August?) (Wilson's Almanac)

  • "A fog in August means a severe Winter and plenty of snow."
  • "For every fog in August, there will be a snowfall in Winter."
  • "If a cold August follows a hot July,
    It foretells a Winter hard and dry."
  • "A halo around August moon presages rain."
  • "Pale moon doth rain, red moon doth blow,
    White moon doth neither rain nor snow."
Brownies at Brunch Month; Happiness Happens Month; Family Meal Month; National Win with Civility Month; National Immunization Awareness Month; National Inventor's Month; Get Ready for Kindergarten Month; Children's Eye Health and Safety Month; Children's Vision and Learning Month; Spinal Muscular Atrophy Month; National Catfish Month; National Golf Month; National Eye Exam Month; National Water Quality Month; Romance Awareness Month; National Peach Month; Foot Health Month; Pink Toenail Month; American Artists Appreciation Month; Admit You're Happy Month; Beauty Pageant Month; Clown Month; Eye Exam Month; Family Fun Month; Peace for Our World Month;

Birthstone: Sardonyx or Peridot, symbol of happiness
Flower: Poppy or Gladiolus

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