The month of July, named after Julius Caesar, brings us Independence Day in the United States and Bastille Day on the 14th. July 25th is also the 120th anniversary of the US invasion of Puerto Rico, an aggression of the Spanish American War. July 14th to the 25th marks the 49th anniversary of Apollo 11 and the first moon landing which occurred on the 20th. E.B. White and Beatrix Potter were both born in July, and the first US Patent ever was issued on July 31st and signed by George Washington (for a soil fertilizer).
This month we will have the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century. lasting one hour and 43 minutes. Unfortunately we won’t be able to see this phenomenon in North America (except online), but the eclipse occurs on July 27th at 4:20 pm (ET), 1:20 (PT). According to astrology, lunar eclipses carry serious power and the potential for great change. Here’s my favorite to check out.
Summer is always the time for baseball but especially in DC this year. On July 17th baseball will be king in the nation’s capital as we will host the Major League Baseball All Star game. This is something I never thought I see in DC when I first moved to DC. I had to drive to Baltimore, to the new and exciting Camden Yards opened in 1992, to see some baseball. Starting on July 13th, the week is filled with events in DC that both diehard and casual baseball fans will love. Click here for the can’t-miss events below so that you can plan your baseball-themed week!
If you’re local in DC, other events to check out this month –
:: Union Market outdoor drive-in movies continues with
Like Water for Chocolate on Friday July 6
When tradition prevents her from marrying the man she loves, a young woman discovers she has a unique talent for cooking.
In Spanish with English subtitles. 1 h 45min, rated R
Lot opens at 6:00, Lot closes promptly at 8:30, Film begins 8:55; Film ends at 10:20
:: Jazz in the Garden in the sculpture garden of the Smithsonian Museum continues with 5 free jazz concerts! The Sculpture Garden is a great venue to do a picnic and enjoy the music and people watching. The Pavilion Café offers food to buy too.
This month, we have three free lock screens for your phone to mark the new month. Every time you reach for your device you can be motivated with our beautiful images and inspiration.
Our themes for June are “Engage,” “Expand” and “Trust.”
Please share this post with a friend so they can be inspired throughout June as well.
Open this post on your phone. Select the image you want by pressing down on the image you love best. Then tap the button to save the image to your camera roll. Then go to your phone settings, then to display/wallpaper and select the option to choose a new wallpaper. Then select the downloaded image as your lock screen. And save!
1) First save the photo to your phone by tapping with your finger until box pops up that says “copy” “save” “more…”
2) Tap on save.
3) Go to settings app on phone and open
4) Go to “Wallpaper – under “Display & Brightness” & “General”
5) Click on “Choose a new wallpaper”
6) Go to your “All Photos”
7) Select the photo you want
8) When pulled up you can move and scale (but you shouldn’t have to). When as you wish, click on “set”
9) Select “set lock screen” And you are done!
Let me know what you think!
and I have hope in who I am becoming.