Sunday, 20 December 2015

"By Stargoose And Hanglands" - Calendar For 2016

A calendar for 2016, complete with the Old Anglo-Saxon names for the months
(for those who are interested in such things).


January
(Æftera Geola)
    Early morning at Amwell, Hertfordshire


February
(Sōlmōnath)
    In Hatfield Forest, Essex


March
(Hrēðmonath)
    Thriplow Daffodil Weekend, Cambridgeshire


April
(Eostremonath)
    Meldreth Open Gardens, Cambridgeshire


May
(Thrimilce)
    Topcliffe Mill, Cambridgeshire


June
(Ærraliða)
    The beach at Hunstanton, Norfolk


July
(Æfteraliða)
    The big van-painting project, Ely Folk Music Festival, Cambridgeshire


August
(Weodmonath)
    The gardens of Selwyn College, Cambridge


September
(Hāligmonath)
    Bedfordshire Steam Rally And Country Fayre


October
(Winterfylleth)
    University Botanic Gardens, Cambridge


November
(Blōtmonath)
    Titchwell, North Norfolk


December
(Ærra Geola)
    Early morning at Amwell, Hertfordshire


Take care.



25 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous, John! Merry Christmas to you. :)

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  2. Nicely done. January my favorite.
    Wish November , my birth month wasn't so bleak.

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  3. Beautiful. I especially love October. The Anglo Saxon names are curious. Monath is part of six of the month names and it looks like after is part of January and July. Any idea what geola is? Winter is part of October and it looks like easter in April. Interesting!

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  4. It would be impossible to choose a favourite, I'm glad I don't have to! Lovely photos, John.

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  5. I can't pick a favorite although I did stare at the van painting the longest. Trying to make sense of it probably.

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  6. Your calendar is fantaSTIC . tHANKS FOR SHARING

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  7. Wonderful calendar! I especially like January's photo.

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  8. Absolutely brilliant John. If only you could produce it - you could put me top of the list for buyers.

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  9. What a beautiful calendar. January is probably my favourite, but then there's May, and June, and August and December...very, very nice.

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  10. Superb series...and all wonderful. Way too difficult to choose a favourite!

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  11. Wonderful! Oh, boy, I could stand to look at those on my calendar!

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  12. This is wonderful, what a great idea ... great photos ....

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  13. Wonderful, John. You have great variety. When I begin to pick a favorite, another one pops into mind. I love the mix of natural (gorgeous February tree reflection!), festivals (horse cart and train) and gardens (April, May and August).

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  14. What a great series on the seasons! Love it!

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  15. Oh my word, I would love to have this calendar on my kitchen wall, it's gorgeous. January and December are my favourites. Happy Christmas to you.

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  16. How wonderful - your photos are gorgeous, what a splendid calendar. Happy Christmas:)

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  17. Hi John - amazing photos - quite delightful and such a wonderful mix .. Have a very happy Christmas and New Year .. cheers Hilary

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  18. Gorgeous photos, and I enjoyed learning the Anglo-Saxon names for the months.

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  19. Beautiful pictures. And what wonderful names for the months, I wish I could speak Anglo-Saxon. Perhaps my ancestors could.
    Very mild here in Ontario, Canada, too. In fact this week will reach 13C, and it will definitely be a green (or rather brown and muddy) Christmas this year. The ski resort operators and wringing their hands, and opening up their miniature golf courses instead. Crazy weather. But winter will come to Canada, it always does.
    Happy Christmas!

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  20. Brilliant idea, John - and superb photos (of course)! You gonna publish that calendar and flog copies of it? I'm sure it would sell. I must look up why September is apparently 'holy month' - unless you know? I almost hesitate to say this - but have a very Merry Christmas if you can and all the best for 2016. Thanks for all your visits to my blog and for providing so much pleasure with yours.

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  21. I love this calender. I can see how the seasons change in different images.
    Very beautiful !!

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