Happy June, 2020

Moon: 71,3% • Waxing Gibbous • 9,5 days
First sunrise of June, greeted by Gandalf

June 1st

Begins on a Monday
First month of Summer!

This month’s colors: Light Blue, White & Cream
June Birthstones: Pearl, Moonstone, Alexandrite, Agate & Opal.
Flowers associated with June: Rose
Word of the month: Good Health [here’s to that for everyone!]
also: Happy, Friendship, Love, Strong, & Beautiful.
Astrological signs: Gemini & Cancer
and our celestial events…
• Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation: June 4
Full Moon [Strawberry Moon] & Penumbral Lunar Eclipse: June 5
New Moon, Summer Solstice* & Annular Solar Eclipse**: June 21
June meteor showers: The Arietids [May 22 to July 2] peaks on June 7 – The Beta Taurids [June 5 to July 18]- The June Bootids [26 June and 2 July]
*Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere & Winter Solstice in The Southern Hemisphere
**An annular eclipse happens when the moon is farthest from Earth. Because the moon is farther away, it appears smaller and does not block the entire view of the sun.

6th month of my calendar features:
As Above So Below No16 © Marina Kanavaki

Technique: watercolour • Dimensions: 24x34cm [unframed]

I wish everyone

a beautiful

& healthy


I leave you with one more shot of the first June sunrise and the Duke…


Duke Ellington

Check my 2020 wall Calendar here:

53 replies »

  1. OMG!
    I have to turn my calendar page!
    I really hate that. Not because time is flying, but because your art is.
    Ahh, but Duke soothes me. I see that time can pass gracefully, artfully and fulfillingly.
    Happy June, dear Marina!
    Johnny will be 12 in a few days!

    • Oh, sweet boy!!!! This is also Hera’s 4th Gotcha Day, which we celebrate as her birthday! Maybe they should have a party!
      I also hate turning calendar pages… and this year especially, they seem to go so fast…
      The happiest June, my sweet friend
      and a kiss to Johnny… Hera sends slobbery kisses too!!!!

  2. Thank you Dear Marina… for those wonderful well wishes for a beautiful June…. Just as I type a cloud parted and the sun shines through… Loved your photo images… May the June Sun soon rise upon your land Marina and shine it’s love and Light upon all who are emerging from their ‘Sacred Seclusion’ period of isolation…
    Much love and Gratitude Marina for your beautiful friendship… ❤ ❤ ❤

    • ‘Sacred Seclusion’… there’s always s need for that! I think you’ll see more sun now and later on, tonight a Strawberry Moon Eclipse (penumbral).
      Here’s to more light, Sue and more love and Gratitude for our friendship
      …and hugs to top that up! 😉😘🤗❤

  3. What an inspiring post for this new month, Marina. Your art is gorgeous and so are the photos, and the music is perfect! Thank you, my friend. Big hugs! xoxoxo

  4. This is lovely, Marina! I wish you and yours a beautiful and happy month of June. Thank you for sharing your amazing artwork with us. ~xoxo

  5. Haha Gandalf! I can’t decide which photo I like better…with or without the flare. With is kind of magical…but without, though filtered, has a pure majesty. Perhaps you couldn’t decide either and posted both 😉

    • Gandalf is always there to greet the sun! 😉 I was going to post the last one but then I thought the colored flares are fun, so… Happy you enjoyed both! 🤗😘

  6. I’m so delighted to turn another page of your beautiful calendar and grateful to have survived this year thus far with such a creative and compassionate blogging community. These sunrise photos are gorgeous and inspire hope 🤗😘🤗😘

    • Ah, my kind friend… I’m grateful for the same things. You bring sunshine to these pages and hope to me, to carry on. Thank you, Mary Jo. Have a wonderful June! 😘🤗

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