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Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Welcome to the month of July !

Goodbye June and Hello July ...

About the Month of July
July is the 7th month of the year and has 31 days.

Season (Northern Hemisphere): Summer

Canada Day - 1st July
Independence Day - 4th July
Bastille Day - 14th July
National Ice Cream Month
National Blueberry Month
National Hot Dog Month
National Picnic Month

National Pickle Month 

Symbols of July
Birthstone: Ruby
Flower: Larkspur or Water Lily

Zodiac signs: Cancer and Leo 

July was originally the month of Quintilis in the Roman calendar. It was the fifth month of the year until January and February were added in 450 BC. It got its original name from the Latin word for fifth. Later the name was changed to Julius in honour of Julius Caesar who was born on July 12.

July in Other Languages
Chinese (Mandarin) - qiyuè
Danish - juli
French - juillet
Italian - luglio
Latin - quintilis
Spanish - julio

Historical Names
Roman: Quintilis
Saxon: Litha
Germanic: Heu-mond (Hay month) 

Fun Facts about July

It is the second summer month after June. 

There are many countries which have their Independence Day during the month of July. These include the United States, Belarus, Venezuela, Argentina, Belgium, the Bahamas, and the Maldives. The national days for France and Canada occur in July as well. 

July is the warmest month in the Northern Hemisphere on average. It is similar to January in the Southern Hemisphere. 

Sometimes the hot, long days of July are called the "dog days of summer". 

It is sometimes called the Hay month because the grass dries out due to a lack of rain and can be made into hay. 

July's birthstone, the ruby, is often associated with contentment, love, passion, and integrity.

The flowers pictured on this post are larkspur and water lily ...

To celebrate the month of July - National Blueberry Month, here are two recipes you may like to try !

Triple Berry Summer Salad : So Delicious
more details here

Blueberry and Cinnamon Omelette : Low Carb
more details here

This blog brings a variety of articles and recipe ideas, and it is important to note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use a reliable meter.

All the best Jan


Tom said...

...lots of fun facts.

Christine said...

Thanks for these facts, never thought of a blueberry and cinnamon omelette.

Ygraine said...

WOW... I've certainly learned a lot here today...all these fascinating facts about July, most of which I didn't know. Many thanks for these!😊😊
Love the recipe too!!

Have a super day!

Hugs xxx

eileeninmd said...


Happy July to you! Love the beautiful flowers and the food looks yummy! I would love the salad. Have a great day!

R's Rue said...


DVArtist said...

Welcome to July. I am hoping for some sunshine for my garden. The flowers here are so pretty. Enjoy your day.

Bill said...

Happy July to you too. Thanks for all those July facts, very interesting.

CJ Kennedy said...

And the Girlies and I celebrate out birthdays this month!

Laura. M said...

Bienvenido Julio Edie. Llegó lleno de flores preciosas.
Un abrazo.

Valerie-Jael said...

Interesting article. Love the look of that salad! Have a great month, Valerie


Preciosos colores, para dar la bienvenida a un mes del verano.

Por aquí, ya comienza a notarse un intenso calor y nos durará todo el verano, como es costumbre por mi ciudad.


Lowcarb team member said...

Laura. M said...
Bienvenido Julio Edie. Llegó lleno de flores preciosas.
Un abrazo

Google translate …
Welcome Julio Edie. Post full of beautiful flowers.
Take care.
A hug.

Preciosos colores, para dar la bienvenida a un mes del verano.

Por aquí, ya comienza a notarse un intenso calor y nos durará todo el verano, como es costumbre por mi ciudad.


Google translate ...
Beautiful colours, to welcome a month of summer.

Over here, it's already starting to get intense heat and it's going to last us all summer, as is customary by my city.


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

July used to be the hottest month in Kansas, but now August seems to have surpassed that with more days over 100 F noted. It's been unbearable here, though. Loved your review and I'm ready for Ice Cream Month (grin).

mamasmercantile said...

Blueberry and cinnammon pancake sounds divine, what a delicious combination.

Elephant's Child said...

A happy, beautiful and delicious month to you and yours.

Sue said...

Lots of fun facts there, take care Jan and Eddie and have a very happy July xx

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Happy July to you and Eddie, Jan! Interesting facts about this month. And great recipes as well. The salad looks wonderful. I may need to make it soon.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Our July in North Idaho didn't start out hot at all.

Buttercup said...

I had my summer blueberries today and they were so good. We celebrated Canada Day in Buttercupland and will celebrate July 4th and Bastille Day, too. I didn't realize it was ice cream month, so I'll be celebrating that, too. I found a new low carb ice cream brand at Aldi that was yummy, so I think that's my feature.

happyone said...

Happy July. Hard to believe another month has gone by.
Oh that berry salad sure looks good. We had a similar one the other day!!
The flowers are so pretty.

Snowbird said...

Wonderful facts as always. Just loved the pictures. Blueberry omelette? I've never heard of that

David M. Gascoigne, said...

That's more about July than I ever knew! It's pretty hot here so dinner will be a Greek salad and grilled chicken.

Debbie said...

this was so fun...good food too!!!

Debbie said...

the flowers are so pretty, different shades of purple!! june whizzed by me so quickly, i have no idea where it went. here's to july, relaxing and rejuvenating!!

Margarida Pires said...

O mês de Julho é maravilhoso em Portugal!
Muito solinho!
As suas flores e receitas são maravilhosas.
Um abracinho sorridente. 🌼😀🌼
Megy Maia🌈

Rose said...

A lot of fun facts here...I was so tired last night I could not concentrate to read it all. Love that it is National Ice Cream month...LOL

Iris Flavia said...

Interesting facts! Sadly we freeze our butts off (well, 14C is too cold for July!).

Teresa said...

Feliz mes de julio para ti.

Conniecrafter said...

It is quite amazing even with the pandemic how fast this year seems to be flying by. It is very HOT here that's for sure, not sure if we will be going to watch the fireworks tomorrow or not, it is actually not supposed to rain so that would be nice, the next thing is to find a spot to social distance

Bob Bushell said...

A happy month. Nice your recipes, salads.

Martha said...

The blueberry and cinnamon omelette is something I would enjoy! Have a lovely month.

pam nash said...

and for us here in southeast Texas, it is the "hot as hell" month!

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