Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Welcome to August!

Welcome to the Great month of August. August is the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. August begins (astrologically) with the sun in the sign of Leo and ends in the sign of Virgo. Astronomically speaking, the sun begins in the constellation of Cancer and ends in the constellation of Leo.
This month was originally named Sextilis in Latin, because it was the sixth month in the ancient Roman calendar, which started in March about 750 BC under Romulus. It became the eighth month either when January and February were added to the beginning of the year by King Numa Pompilius about 700 BC or when those two months were moved from the end to the beginning of the year by the decemvirs about 450 BC (Roman writers disagree). It was renamed in honor of Augustus in 8 BC because several of the most significant events in his rise to power, culminating in the fall of Alexandria, which fell in this month. August originally had 29 days in the Roman Republican calendar, but two days were added to it by Julius Caesar beginning 45 BC giving it its modern total of 31 days. Augustus did not take a day from February when Sextilis was renamed in his honor.
Now that I have borrowed some pearls of knowledge from , let me welcome the month with a smile. I like August, always had, the school year starts and a lot of energy gets into the air. Learning new things, keeping a cheery attitude. August is the foggiest month in San Francisco by nature and lots of people travel in this month out of town. Is no secret it is still summer, but sometimes it is very cold in the City by the Bay. Thanks for stopping by and keep those needles & hooks busy!

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