One thing I've noticed as I've become older...time flies at an alarming rate of speed!
I'm still trying to figure out just where the first 6 months of this year went, and it's already July! What happened to the last 10 or so years?
Anyway, I thought I would borrow some facts about the month of July from the Almanac! They seem to be able to keep up with all this stuff a lot better than I can, ya know?
July, the Seventh MonthThursday is the first day of July. Julius Caesar named July after himself when he reworked the old Roman calendar. (Ironically, the change went into effect in 44 B.C., the year Caesar was assassinated.)
Although Earth is at its farthest point from the Sun this month, the sunshine comes with enough power to make July the warmest month in most of the continent.
Sweet corn—knee-high by the 4th of July, with luck—thrives now, and an attentive gardener literally can hear it growing (just listen for a creaking sound).
July is for sailboats and lemonade, thunderstorms and ripe peaches, haying and fireworks. Traditionalists eat eggs on St. Swithin’s Day (the 15th) and oysters on St. James’s Day (the 26th). The rest of us fire up our grills or head for the clam shack.
See what I mean? I couldn't remember all this information! Heck, I can barely remember how to tie my shoes!
Maybe if we get some fresh coffee or iced tea and sit out on the patio...my memory will get better! Now, which way was the patio again...?