Thursday, June 1, 2017


Did you turn your calendar page this morning? 

We are now in the 6th month of this year 2017.

Merriam Webster online says:

Origin and Etymology of june
Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French Juin, from Latin Junius
First Known Use: 1598

So now you know.

Somehow, June snuck up on me...I was paying attention, really I was: A few weeks ago we had April, and then a few days later it was May, and though May had 31 days, they slipped through the cracks and here I am in June. And it's a short month!

Yes, I know you understand what somehow means--as people, um, mature, time seems to go faster. 

Before you carve that on stone tablets, ask some elementary school/middle school/high school kids about how fast time goes. School's out at most schools in my neck of the woods--and they're saying they can't figure out how time got away. Uh-huh. Apparently happens to everybody.

You'll probably be able to come up with some folks who think time has stopped for them. But for the rest of us, time not only marches purely races down the track.

Welcome to June!

Here are some thoughts on June to entertain you:

Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June. 
--Al Bernstein

There are moments, above all on June evenings, when the lakes that hold our moons are sucked into the earth, and nothing is left but wine and the touch of a hand. 
--Charles Morgan

There are two seasons in Scotland: June and Winter. 
--Billy Connolly

There's something I love about how stark the contrast is between January and June in Sweden. 
--Bill Skarsgard

How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? 
--Dr. Seuss

My oldest daughter has made a family calendar for us several years now. Each month has pictures from family archives plus a quotation. Here's the one for June, 2017:

     If a June night could talk, it would probably
     boast it invented romance.
          --Bern Williams

Whether your June nights are romantic or just plain vanilla, enjoy!

The surprise of the Surprise Lily never grows old!


  1. Although I do love June, I'm pretty sure we didn't have a real May until the last week or so, so I'd like to hold off!

  2. All the rain we had meant we had April for 45 days, at least. Not fair!