Happy December, 2020

Moon: 99% • Waning Gibbous • 15,77 days • Moon Distance: 398,079.39 km

December 1st

Begins on a Tuesday


last month of the year

This month’s colors: Indigo, Green & greenish-blue
December Birthstones: Turquoise, Zircon, Tanzanite, Lapis Lazuli & Blue Topaz
Flowers associated with December: Narcissus [daffodil], Poinsettia, Holly & Orchid
Astrological signs: Sagittarius & Capricorn
Fruits and Veggies of December: Fruits Apples, Cranberries, Oranges, Tangerines, Clementines, Pears, Persimmons, Pomegranates, Quinces. Veggies ABeets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Chicories, Belgian Endive, Curly Endive, Escarole, Fennel, Horseradish, Artichokes, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Onions, Parsnips, Potatoes, Radicchio, Radishes, Rutabagas, Shallots, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Turnips, Winter Squash

and our celestial events…

✳︎ December 13, 14: Geminids Meteor Shower. The Geminids is the king of the meteor showers. It is considered by many to be the best shower in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by an asteroid known as 3200 Phaethon, which was discovered in 1982. The shower runs annually from December 7-17. It peaks this year on the night of the 13th and morning of the 14th. The morning of the 15th could also be nearly as active this year.
✳︎ December 14: New Moon • 16:18 UTC
✳︎ December 21: December Solstice • 10:02 UTC. The first day of winter (winter solstice) in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of summer (summer solstice) in the Southern Hemisphere.
✳︎ December 21, 22: Ursids Meteor Shower. The Ursids is a minor meteor shower producing about 5-10 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Tuttle, which was first discovered in 1790. The shower runs annually from December 17-25. It peaks this year on the the night of the 21st and morning of the 22nd.
✳︎ December 30: Full Moon • 03:30 UTC. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Cold Moon because this is the time of year when the cold winter air settles in and the nights become long and dark. This moon has also been known as the Long Nights Moon and the Moon Before Yule.

(source: http://www.seasky.org/)

11th month of my calendar features:
As Above So Below No3 © Marina Kanavaki

Technique: watercolour • Dimensions: 34x24cm [unframed]

I wish everyone

a Happy


I leave you with

King Christian II, Op. 27 – 1. Nocturne

by Finnish composer and violinist
whose birthday is this month [among many others]

Jean Sibelius [1865-1957]

Jean Sibelius
Neeme Järvi directing the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Check my 2020 wall Calendar here for the last month:

41 replies »

  1. This is such a lovely post, Marina, music and art and all! We love many of the fruits and veggies you listed, too. 🙂 Today happens to be the anniversary of our first date! 33 years ago! Time sure flies! Enjoy your weekend and wishing you a blessed holiday season. Hugs xoxoxo

    • Ohhhh…. Happy first date anniversary, Lauren! Amazing how our dates coincide or are very close! Ours is in 6 days! 33 sounds beautiful, my sweet friend! A blessed season to you too and Happy Sunday! Much love and hugs 🤗😘❤😘🤗

  2. Beautiful music, Marina!
    Yes, time zooms. As soon as I post this comment, I’m off to turn the page of my (your) calendar.
    Happy December, sweet friend!

  3. Had to pop over and see your calendar turn Marina – I especially like the yellow tones in the shadows as Autumn moves into the past! (I’m crocheting a scarf in that colour at the moment 😉 ) Always good to know what celestial events are in store – so much so I downloaded the Stellarium app. As for Sibelius – he knew how dark December is but still the music reaches to the heavens. Happy December to you Marina (we have just finished another lockdown only to be confined to another restrictive tier with just 5 days of Christmas to go mad!!)

    • So nice to see you here a d happy you enjoyed this little December post. I’d love to see that scarf when you finish it! I’ll have a look at that app myself!
      We’re also under lockdown which is now being extended to the 12th, maybe 21st and to the more optimists after Easter!!!! I sincerely hope they know what they’re doing, although I doubt it…🙄

  4. Lots of happenings in the last month of 2020. Excellent choice of music for the beginning of the end of 2020. Lovely watercolor for December.

  5. What a funny coincidence– I’m having fruit salad for lunch today and I’m including apples, cranberries, oranges, tangerines, clementines, pears, persimmons, pomegranates, and quinces!!

    (OK, OK, I would have forgotten the quinces if it weren’t for your very helpful checklist.)

    And for mood music, I’ll be listening to the King Christian Boogie, written by a guy who always played his violin with a long cigar instead of a fiddle!! 🎻 🚬 🍇 🍈 🍉 🍊 🍋 🍌 🍍 🍎 🍐 🍑 🍒 🍓 🍔 🍨 🍨 🍨 🍨 🍨 🍨 🍨 🍨 🍨 🍨 🍨 🍨 🍨 🍨 🍨 🍨 🍨 🍨 🍨 🍨 🍨 😋 😘

    • Don’t forget your ambrosia though. Zeus has ordered new flavor batches just for you. He said: “⚡This talented genius must never get tired of the ambrosia!⚡”🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨

  6. Yes, we are actually here, last month of the year, we made it.

    Lovely cloudscape, beautiful watercolour.

    Happy December, my friend.


  7. Got to love the sounds that Sibelius has given us. Who doesn’t love Finlandia! As I listen to his music, I was taken away from the occasion – Happy December! I love oranges and fennel! And the month and the year almost end with a full moon. Oh so close! May the new month bring you many joys. Yamas!

    • Oh, thank you, my friend. May at least this last month of a truly leap year, end with joy for all! Glad you enjoyed Sibelius!
      Have a wonderful December, my dear Frank! Yamas!!!!

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