August 2011 Calendar shot.

Comes August here creeping in through the winds.

[Click on the image for a better resolution]

Details of the Capture
Camera: Nikon D3000.
Place: Leavenworth,WA.
What's it? : String of beads on a lampshade.

Some facts of the month August which might interest you:

* It was originally known as Sextilis in Latin , mainly named so as it was the sixth month of the original ten-month Roman calendar in 753 BC under Romulus[one of the founder of Rome].

* In 8 BC it was renamed in honor of Augustus.

* In the United States, August is National Goat Cheese Month

* In many European countries, August is the holiday month for most workers

* And Yes Am not forgetting 1947, 15th August - Indian Independence day.

The list doesn't end here. If you have something new to share about August please do not hesitate putting it up here.

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Rachna said...

I like the picture a lot. I could add my husband's birthday to August :).

Spicy Sweet said...

Nice snap!! And August has the honour of my birthday B-)

Insignia said...

Interesting facts on August.

I have a fact too; August 5th is International Beer Day - holiday in celebration of beer :P

Insignia said...

Oh by the way, good click.

Anonymous said...

August's birth flower is the gladiolus or poppy, meaning beauty, strength of character, love, marriage and family.

Mahesh (born in August)

Sum said...

Nice click and interesting facts!
To add about August, for South-Indian married girls/women, it is a taxing month, coinciding with 'Shravana-masa' with a demanding series of poojas and festivals and the like!!! I usually dread this month, he he :)

Pradeepa said...

Beautiful shot and interesting facts about August.

kavita said...

Brilliant ! I love August for Raksha Bandhan :):)

A said...

That is a very very good post.Short yet informative...besides 15th August, I did not know others.

Of course your name starts with 'A', that is why you write so good :)))

Bikramjit said...

Nice info on the month.. I like it cause I have a week off end of august and my sisters b'day too :) so happy happy time this month ..


Sujatha Sathya said...

nice pic. august..d grand varamahalaxmi habba celebrated so beautifully in Blore (we dont in Mlore) so its something special 4 me

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...

@ Rachna: Thank you:) When is your hubby's birthday? Wishing him a very bright and colorful birthday!

@Spicy Sweet: That calls for a celebration.. Treaaaaat me:) and Thanks for the tips you give me on my photography, helps me evolve.

@Insignia: International Beer Day! Whoa... That was something interesting.I hadn't heard of it.

@Mahesh: Thanks for that information you've shared. Good to know so many things of the month August. And yes - Happy birthday!

@ Sum: Shravana Masa and the festivities - Ooooo I look forward to them cos its not much for me to do except from munching the tasty yummy delicious stuff prepared at home.. Don't mind those few caories you see :)

@ Pradeepa: Thanks!

@ Kavita: hmmmm how could I miss Raksha Bandhan on the list.. Thanks for having put it down here.

@ A: Thanks for your generous words. 'A' - always on the top:) :)

@ Bikram: Happy off time. What's that you've planned for that week?
A wonderful birthday wish to your sister. Please do convey them. And do enjoy the month.

@ Sujatha: Varamahalakshmi and Bangalore - wow.. Let me click some snaps of the celebrations at few of my friends place and share them later. (We dont celebrate it at home - From Udipi you see).

R. Ramesh said...

wow interesting inputs on august...yr blog is real good buddy

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...

@ Ramesh: Thanks so much!

The Kid said...

I lurve the picture and the facts about August :-)

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...

Welcome to My space "The Kid". Thank you for dropping by..

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shot. Nicely framed.

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...

Thanks Rajesh!

Ifra Khaliq said...

Superlike for the image! :]

Will be glad if you follow :]

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...

@Ifra: Thank you so much! Following you.. You have a wonderful blog.



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