International Cat Day 2022
Today, August 8, is International Cat Day! In celebration of our feline friends, we’re sharing this lovely wood engraving of a Siamese cat by English wood engraver Chris Daunt. The wood engraving was made for a new book by David Blamires titled When in Doubt, Wash! and printed on the publication announcement for the book from Incline Press.
The back of the publication announcement features a poem by English poet Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) titled “On the Death of a Cat: A Friend of Mine Aged Ten Years and a Half” and an image printed in yellow of a cat wearing a bow chasing a ball of yarn. The poem is credited as having been “Printed by Thomas Mouser at his Catnip Press”—cute!
Also included here are my two cats, Smudge and Beez. They bring so much joy to my life (not to mention fluff and cuteness) and I hope you have cats (or other pets!) in your life who do the same!
Now go pet a cat!
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-- Alice, Special Collections Department Manager
Caravan Camp - Dorothea Foster Black 'Dorrit Black’ , 1945.
Australian , 1891-1951
Watercolour , 19.8 x 13.2 cm.
Yeah so there was a pumpkin on fire in my science class today
2022 Witch's Calendar
For all my witches out there, here's a handy list of the 2022 dates for the major holidays, full and new moons, and special events. I've listed my sources at the bottom. Dates and times for all events are calculated for Eastern Standard Time, USA, Northern Hemisphere. Adjust for your location as needed. Enjoy!
WOTY Holidays and Solstices
February 1-2 - Imbolc
March 20 - Spring Equinox / Ostara
May 1 - Beltane
June 21 - Summer Solstice / Midsummer
August 1 - Lughnasadh
September 22 - Autumn Equinox / Mabon
October 31 - Samhain
December 21 - Winter Solstice / Yule
January 17 - Wolf Moon ♋️
February 16 - Snow Moon ♌️
March 18 - Worm Moon ♍️
April 16 - Pink Moon ♎️
May 16 - Flower Moon ♏️
June 14 - Strawberry Moon ♐️
July 13 - Thunder Moon (aka Buck Moon) ♑️
August 11 - Sturgeon Moon ♒️
September 10 - Harvest Moon ♓️
October 9 - Hunter's Moon (aka Blood Moon) ♈️
November 8 - Frost Moon ♉️
December 7 - Cold Moon ♊️
Fun Fact: The title of Harvest Moon is given to either the September or October full moon, whichever falls closest to the autumn equinox. In 2022, that month will be September.
January 2 ♑️
February 1 ♒️
March 2 ♓️
April 1 ♈️
April 30 ♉️
May 30 ♊️
June 29 ♋️
July 28 ♌️
August 27 ♍️
September 25 ♎️
October 25 ♏️
November 23 ♐️
December 23 ♑️
April 30 - Black Moon & Partial Solar Eclipse (10:42pm EST)
May 16 - Total Lunar Eclipe (12:11am EST, coinciding with zenith)
June 14 - Supermoon
July 13 - Supermoon
October 25 - Partial Solar Eclipe (11:01am EST)
November 8 - Total Lunar Eclipse (5:59am EST, coinciding with zenith)
Inverse - Full Moon 2022 calendar: Dates, times, schedule, and names for the brightest nights all year
Astroseek - Full Moons 2022 & New Moons
The Pagan Grimoire - The Wheel of the Year: The 8 Festivals in the Wiccan Calendar
This is mildly blasphemous, but in the Toy Story universe do baby Jesus figurines from nativity sets think they’re actually Jesus, or are they just like. Babies
It's the end of July. I'm over Summer.
I'm ready for:
Light rain hitting the window
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Over The Garden Wall
The Spongebob Christmas episode
A Year Without a Santa Claus
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Christmas music (Nat King Cole, Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby)
The Ides of March - March 15
The perfect date - April 25th
Justin Timberlake Day - April 30th
Star Wars Day - May 4th
Mean Girls day￼ - October 3rd
Halloween - July through November
Christmas I guess