OK - so I know that June is just about done and it is probably ridiculous to be posting my brainstorming ideas for the month now. But the truth is I honestly have not had the time!
June has been absolutely packed to the rafters with busy-ness. The first week saw us going off to the Norfolk Broads for a holiday. On our return it was all systems go in preparation for our church fete, then another week spent with our lovely family visiting from Canada. I have loved how full the month has been but I actually would have liked a few more moments to do what the little chap in the picture above is doing!
Anyhoo, having kept up regular posting on my monthly brainstorming ideas to celebrate each month, I feel I simply have to post June's celebrations and happenings, after all, these are lists that I tweak and reuse year after year. So here we go....
Junes full moon: Strawberry Moon June 13th
Gemstone: Pearl or Moonstone
Flower: Rose or Honeysuckle
Married in the month of roses - June,
Life will be one long honeymoon.
Ascension of our Lord - June 1st
Pentecost (Whit Sunday) - June 8th
St. Barnabas - June 11th
Most Holy Trinity - June 15th
St. Alban (first Martyr of England) - June 22nd
St. Johns Day - June 24th
St. Peter and St. Paul the Apostles - June 29th
Life in June
Coronation Day - Gun Salute - June 2nd
Church Fete - June 14th
Trooping the Colour - June 14th (The Queens Official Birthday)
Fathers Day - June 15th
Summer Solstice - June 21st
Wimbledon - June 23rd - July 6th
Midsummer's Day - June 24th
Nature and Garden
Ripe Strawberries (go strawberry picking at a pick-your-own farm)
Fields of poppies in bloom
Dragon and Damsel fly's
Roses (Hedgerows full of dog rose blooms)
Wild Daisy chain crowns
Wildflowers in bloom in the countryside
First hay making
First harvests (mangetout)
Elder flowers in bloom
lots of daylight
scudding white fluffy clouds
smell of cut grass
lots of lawn mowing!
Foxgloves in bloom
Hydrangeas beginning to form flower heads
Blackberry Brambles in bloom
Apples developing and growing
First gooseberries spotted
In the Kitchen
lots of salads
BBQ season is here!
Lots and lots of raw veg and fresh food straight from the farmers markets!
A Summer Wreath perhaps?
So there you have my rather belated brainstorming ideas for June. A few of these ideas can be carried right the way through summer so it's not a complete loss. As for the 'Life in June' celebrations, I am pleased to say that we have had little snippets of time to be able to celebrate them in some small way ;o)
Hope your week is off to a fabulous start! Blessings to you all...