Hello Sunshine: Your July Book of Days

It’s the First of July: Canada Day and my birthday, and maybe this explains why folks often think I’m from there. (I’m not, but I was a speech therapy kid when I was in elementary school, and I wonder if my attempts at good diction make me sound Canadian.) We’re also on the cusp of the Dog Days of Summer, those days ruled by Sirius, the dog star, traditionally considered the hottest part of the year.

On this First of July I come with our monthly gift to you… and so here is your Convivio Book of Days calendar for July. Sol, or sun: this is our cover star for the month, for it is hot as blazes here in Lake Worth these days and the sun is strong. This sun image hangs on our back yard fence, hidden by the guava tree for the most part. But every now and then I’ll bump into it, like I did yesterday, and I remember that Arthur Jaffe gave us this sun image when he moved from his home to a smaller place. It’s nice to run into reminders of old friends, no? So maybe this is what July should be about, for all of us. Reconnecting, in one way or another.

 

12 thoughts on “Hello Sunshine: Your July Book of Days

  1. Grace Fishenfeld says:

    Beautiful SUN IMAGE!
    My Birthday is the 31st of July. Just made it!
    Arthur will be remembered fondly.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, as well
    Grace Fishenfeld

  2. Marilyn Pancoast says:

    Happy Birthday John. Your writings have brought sunshine into the lives of many including me.
    Have a very happy day and an awesome year. Marilyn😘

  3. Jerri says:

    Happy Birthday! May your new year bring much happiness. Thanks for helping us pay attention to the wheel of the year and take joy in the simple, everyday things.

  4. Carl Mario Nudi says:

    Buon Compleanno, Giovanni. This is the best I can do with Bing Translator. 😉 I know it’s late in the day, but I hope you had a great special day. And thanks again for you wonderful Book of Days postings.

  5. Margaret Rente says:

    Have a very Happy Birthday and continue with the wonderful issues of Book of Days. I enjoy every one.
    Peggy

  6. Ester MARTINEK says:

    NOW I KNOW WHY I LOVE YOU SOOO MUCH…MY B/DAY IS ON THE 5TH AND I’M IN LOVE WITH MOST CANADIANS I KNOW!!!

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