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Thursday, 1 June 2023

It's June 2023

Time to say goodbye to May as we welcome June.

It is the month of June,
The month of leaves and roses,
When pleasant sights salute the eyes,
And pleasant scents the noses.
–N. P. Willis (1807-67)

Sharing five fun facts about June ...

June used to be the fourth month of the year
Before Julius Caesar came to power, the calendar year only had 10 months, with June being the fourth month. In 46 BC he created the Julian calendar by adding two more months to the year, which made June the sixth month.

June has two star signs
If you were born on or before the 20th of June, you’re a Gemini, often characterized as passionate, adaptable, and intelligent. If you were born on the 21st of June or later, you’re a Cancer, considered to possess a depth of emotion and a great sense of loyalty. Do these descriptions fit you?

Junes Birth Flowers
The beautiful Rose and Honeysuckle are the birth flowers of June.
Both symbolize all things related to love, desire, generosity, and affection. Roses are perhaps the flower most symbolic of passion and romance worldwide. So, if your partner’s birthday is in June, you really can’t go wrong with a bunch of roses.

June has its own beetle named after it
Though you may not have made the connection, the June bug (or June beetle) is named for the month itself. They’re only found between May and June in the USA and survive on a mixed diet of plants and shrubbery. They’re completely harmless to humans, though they can prove to be a bit of a pest if you keep plants as they eat anything!

June’s full moon is
The Strawberry Full Moon, named for the bounty of fruit grown at this time of year. You can see it for yourself around the 4th of June, with it being considered both the last full moon of spring and the first of summer.

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Now onto a recipe suggestion!

Victoria Sponge Cake
Who can resist this easy, low carb, keto Victoria sponge cake.
It is made of two sponge cakes that sandwich
homemade whipped cream and sugar-free strawberry jam.
It is a classic, British dessert that is perfect for afternoon tea!
see more details here

~ Wishing you a happy June 2023 ~

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All the best Jan


Granny Marigold said...

Interesting facts about June. The recipe looks good and might just be tried once local berries are available.

Tom said..., June is the month for roses!

Christine said...

Welcome June!

J.P. Alexander said...

Geniales datos. Te deseo un buen mes de junio.

roentare said...

So cool to learn that there were only 10 months before Julius Caesar!

Fun60 said...

I always think of June as being the best of the summer months. Lots of sunshine but low humidity. I wonder what this year will bring.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That strawberry sponge cake looks delicious. Was it named for Queen Victoria? I knew about the June bug and both astrological signs. You gave us some fun facts, Jan.

Margaret D said...

That is certainly a beautiful rose.
Thanks for telling us about the month of June.

Elephant's Child said...

A very happy June to you and your family.

eileeninmd said...

Happy June to you!
The cake looks delicious!
Take care, enjoy your day!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

June Is Bustin' Out All Over.

God bless.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Fun facts. Happy June!
Pick your own strawberries will be fun this year. I think we need a bit more rain though. Freezing strawberries=smoothies

William Kendall said...

The cake looks good.

Teresa said...

Interesante lo que nos cuentas. Feliz mes de junio para ti.

This N That said...

Happy June..Cake looks Delish!!

happyone said...

Happy June, seems like we just welcomed May in!
The sponge cake looks yummy.

Lowcarb team member said...

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...
That strawberry sponge cake looks delicious. Was it named for Queen Victoria? I knew about the June bug and both astrological signs. You gave us some fun facts, Jan.

Many thanks for your comment.
There is more to read about the history of Victoria sponge cake here

All the best Jan

Laura. M said...

Interesante. Y Gracias por esta preciosa rosa y pastel.
Buen junio para Todos.
Un abrazo.

Conniecrafter said...

More things I did not know, but I do know the June bug very well and don't like them after they got all caught up in my long hair when I was kid, to this day I try to stay away from them.

Lori Miller said...

Honeysuckle and roses are two of my favorite flowers. I hate june bugs, though. At my grandparents' place, they'd fly onto the porch at night and crash into you.

Iris Flavia said...

Interesting. And despite the way too cold weather my wood-strawberries are nearly ready to be picked and eaten.

sandy said...

I never realized that about june - being the 4th month. Weird that someone can add two more months and call it a year. so strange. Things I never think about and now I know something new. Never paid attention when i would read Julian calendar.

Jeanie said...

June is always a nice month -- the start to summer, good weather, fun. That Victoria sponge looks wonderful!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wow, that looks delicious. (I can't believe we're already in June.)

Bob Bushell said...

Strawberry cake in June.