It’s August! Did you know it’s the only month this year to start on a Friday? Cool interesting fact!
Did you know that the Gladiolus is the birth flower for August?
I wasn’t really aware of that as I picked up a bunch of these stately flowers. I felt a bit guilty paying money for them but, hey … they cost $5.00 and I won’t be seeing them at this price for another year.
1.the eighth month of the year, containing 31 days.
1. inspiring reverence or admiration; of supreme dignity or grandeur; majestic: an august performance of a religious drama.
2. venerable; eminent: an august personage.
So that’s what I found this week. I’m going to treat this month with the respect and dignity it deserves.
Have a wonderful weekend!!
my father’s name was august. he hated that his friends used to tease him ‘it’s almost the end of august!’ :)
This August has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays – a really great month!
You’ve made a very stately image of these white glads on the brown chair! Love the small view from the window. This year August seems to be a month to look forward to as far as possibly being ‘real summer weather’…but we’ll see. Our August is filled with birthdays, and our anniversary, so it is kind of a big celebratory month in the year. Love the brown and white!
pam (Pamela Greer Photography) says
I love gladiolas. I planted them at our old house and apparently I didn’t understand what I was doing and they all came up at odd angles, shooting out of the ground like fireworks!
Cathy H. says
Beautiful gladiolas and so beautifully photographed! They remind me of my grandmother. When her gladiolas were in bloom, she’d pick a big bunch of them, put them in one of her many vases, and place them on the communion table at church.
What a lovely flower for a lovely month. Thank you for sharing with us the meaning and reverence of this month.
bettyl - NZ says
Those are gorgeous flowers and your photos are just as awesome!
I do try to get these also and its only money.. Right ! Just so gorgeous. That light is amazing.