All avid gardeners are keen observers of the impact of the seasonal changes in their local environment. Garden work projects must be carefully timed with the flow of the seasons and weather changes so as to minimize wasted effort, prevent wasted time, reduce costs, and maximize their gardening effectiveness and success.
Those who enjoy outdoor activities and outdoor sports plan their activities around the cycle of the seasons. Vacations and outings are carefully scheduled with the weather in mind.
Persons interested in NeoPagan religions and Nature Worshippers play close attention to the “Cycle of the Seasons.” Holy Days and Rites are planned and celebrated based upon a seasonally based liturgical cycle.
I live in the Northern Hemisphere at latitude 40°10' North, in Red Bluff, California, in the North Sacramento Valley. Cities with a similar northern latitude include Beijing, Barcelona, Chicago, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Madrid, Naples, New York, and Vladivostok.
When I created my Months and Seasons Webpages Series I made the following assumptions. First, the resources (i.e., quotations, poems, sayings, facts, links, citations, etc.) would be organized by months and seasons so as to be relevant to me, a person gardening and walking and enjoying nature studies in the Northern Hemisphere. Second, resources chosen would be relevant for a gardener and nature lover. Third, resources chosen would reflect my interests in NeoPagan customs, Indo-European myths and lore, Far Eastern worldviews, nature mysticism, ecology, and the Green worldview.
Every year, the most popular webpages that I have published have been the 26 webpages in the Months and Seasons Webpages Series. These "Cycle of the Year" webpages are served very frequently to readers all around the world. Since they are so popular, I offer the webpages in this series at both my domains: gardendigest.com and egreenway.com. I try to make additions and improvements to some of these webpages every month. I use Google Analytics and my Internet web host's (Blue Host in Utah) statistical programs to keep track of how many times these webpages (excluding counts of graphics served on these webpages) were served by my Internet web host to readers in 2011.
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