Due to family concerns, I haven’t been able to keep up this blog for the past two months. This also means that I am two months behind on Book Four of my Time Rose series, and must resume work in order to try and have it ready for an autumn release. The blog, therefore, while, resumed will have fewer postings than before, but I’ll try to post at least once a week, possibly twice.
To start things off, here’s some history tidbits of background for the month of June and the months I missed, April & May.
APRIL: In Roman times, this was the second month of the year, and was called Aprilis, a Latin word that means ‘to open’, a reference to the way the buds of flowers, shrubs, and trees open up in spring.
MAY: There are some differences of opinion on how this month got its name. Some have it as a form of Maia, the Roman goddess of spring, others say it comes from the Latin word majores (old men). Supporters of this origin say May was sacred to older men, while June was sacred to young ones (juniores).
JUNE: As stated above, some believe the name of this month comes from juniores, but others contend it comes from Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage (and the reason June is such a popular month for weddings).