Tuesday, June 12, 2007

June is Bustin' Out All Over...

This post falls under the "You never know what you're going to find here" category...

"With Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June."

So here we are with June in full swing. For some reason I've been inspired to write about random June things...strap yourself in, because I'm about to spin out of control with this post...My "inner 13 year old" wants to start off by breaking-out in song from the Broadway show, Carousel: "JUNE IS BUSTIN' OUT ALL OVER!" as an excuse to include this photo:
(get it?...her name is supposed to be "June" and she is "busting out.." oh well nevermind, it's an old joke)
A few June facts...
* June is of course, the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with a length of 30 days (but you knew that already)

* June is named after the Roman goddess Juno, wife of Jupiter.

* June's flower is the rose or honeysuckle.

* June's birthstone is the pearl, Alexandrite, or moonstone.

And did you know that June is National Safety Month, so don't slip on any banana peels or stick your fingers in an electrical outlet! Safety first in June!

The JUNE BUG also known as June beetle, is the name for several large beetles seen in the United States during May and June. They are usually seen at night, when the light attracts them. June bugs eat the young leaves of trees and plants. They deposit their eggs in the ground. The young larvae bury themselves in the soil in the autumn and stay there two years. They then come out in late May or June as adult beetles.
And finally...a few women named June:

Above right: Leave it to Beaver's June Cleaver (she was such a great TV Mom)

Above left: actress June Allyson & above right: actress June Lockhart

Above left: singer June Carter-Cash & above right: actress June Preston

Above left: Writer June Jordan & above right: 1958-1960 Playmate June Wilkinson


Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi. What a lot of things I didn't know about June! On your profile you say you are interested in Welsh things. Do you have Welsh ancestry?

sally in norfolk said...

June is also the month I go off to Corsica to do my big walk along the spine of Corsica.. the GR20...

Thanks for visiting my blog btw

Anonymous said...

and let us not forget the most important fact of all! JUNE gave birth to ms bees knees back in 1972. ;)

Lewis said...

My god, I haven't been that close to June's bust in years. Scared me. I hope you caught the Twister with the Pastor post from my site...inspired by you!


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