AUGUST - Facts, Myths, Trivia

LadyDuck - Sky over our home
@LadyDuck (354049)
Switzerland
August 1, 2021 6:25am CST
August, a new months starts, today is our Swiss National Day today. July has not been a hot summer month for us. We experienced the worst storms recorded since 1951, let's hope for a better August. Tuesday August 17, is Black Cat Day, the beginning of the "Cat Nights". According to an old Gaelic legend, a witch was allowed turn into a cat, for no more than eight times. The 9th time the witch cannot regain her human appearance and remains a cat forever. From this legend, the saying "cats have nine lives". Do not forget, from August 11 to August 13 is the best time for star gazing. How are you going to spend this first day of August? The photo is our menacing sky.
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@DaddyEvil (53103)
• United States
1 Aug
Happy Holiday! I would like to spend my day in bed... I tried to do that yesterday but Pretty wouldn't let me. *sigh* She insisted I take her shopping... but we forgot half the stuff we meant to buy so I suspect she'll make me take her again. It's storming here again. It started late yesterday.
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@LadyDuck (354049)
• Switzerland
1 Aug
Thank you, the weather is so bad that almost all my neighbors forgot to hang out the Swiss flag... I forgot too. It is storming here too, the sky became darker and now it is a thunderstorm. Go back to bed!
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@DaddyEvil (53103)
• United States
1 Aug
@LadyDuck You're welcome... In a storm, it isn't necessary to hang out a flag. It would be ragged in no time from the winds. I'd love to go back to sleep but I'm going to have to get up... I'm hungry.
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@LadyDuck (354049)
• Switzerland
1 Aug
@DaddyEvil In fact I am noticing one on a balcony already half ripped off. You need a brunch first and then you go back to sleep. I quickly went out to tie the tomatoes to the stakes before the wind breaks the plants. what a year!
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@prashu228 (35880)
• India
1 Aug
Happy Swiss National day.. Good story about cats nine lives ..never heard about it..interesting though.. August 11 to August 13 is the best time for star gazing..wow i will remember to check ..does this apply world wide ? My day just going on ..its hot here too much sweaty..
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@LadyDuck (354049)
• Switzerland
1 Aug
Start Gazing should apply worldwide, I hope for day without clouds. I like black cats, I will try to remember to celebrate.
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@prashu228 (35880)
• India
1 Aug
@LadyDuck that's awesome..I will check.. I like cat's ..any colour.. they should behave well .. that's it .
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@LadyDuck (354049)
• Switzerland
1 Aug
@prashu228 I love cats a lot, some of them are really sweet,others are pests!
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@m_audrey6788 (51206)
• Germany
1 Aug
Happy Swiss national day to you. It is a nice day today although we had light rain in the morning for a little while but now kids are starting to play outside and me enjoying mylotting
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@LadyDuck (354049)
• Switzerland
1 Aug
Thank you, no big celebrations due to Covid. I just heard a thunder, not surprising with this sky. Enjoy your Sunday.
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• Germany
1 Aug
@LadyDuck You`re welcome. It is kind of sad but it is much safer like that. It is really not good to have big celebration nowadays. I`m scared of thunder but I like light rain
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@LadyDuck (354049)
• Switzerland
1 Aug
@m_audrey6788 It is weird to have all the celebrations cancelled because of the virus. It is raining again right now.
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@crossbones27 (38984)
• Redlands, California
1 Aug
Happy Swiss day is that why black cats are also considered evil? One of them is a witch.
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@LadyDuck (354049)
• Switzerland
1 Aug
Thank you. Yes, black cats are considered evil because they "could be" a witch. I love black cats.
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• Redlands, California
1 Aug
@LadyDuck Me too and I already know witch one it is, Its Scar, we all know it. See what I did there.
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@LadyDuck (354049)
• Switzerland
1 Aug
@crossbones27 SCAR, the most famous cat in the world.
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@Torunn (8270)
• Norway
1 Aug
I have been doing exciting things this first day of August: my first corona test. Just in case I need it for the plane tomorrow. I sneezed so loudly I scared the poor person taking the test ... Star gazing sounds nice, I'd like to see the Milky Way. Might wait til September, it's still very light in August.
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@LadyDuck (354049)
• Switzerland
2 Aug
Oh my, I know that the Corona test is a bit annoying, I had one 10 days ago. Your revenge was to scare the person taking the test. I have to find a darker place to see the Milky Way, too much light pollution in all this area now. This morning I have seen Sirius "the dog star".
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@Torunn (8270)
• Norway
3 Aug
@LadyDuck I will scare someone again on Thursday, I keep sneezing just because of the mask so the test will definitely make me sneeze again. I know where I should go, I have to find somewhere dark and facing south-east. I usually have the best views north - West, but no Milky Way in that direction
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@LadyDuck (354049)
• Switzerland
3 Aug
@Torunn I started to cough the other day because I chocked on saliva. I am sure that I scared some people in the Mall. I have the best views east, south and west, hard to see well the north.
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@ptrikha_2 (33940)
• India
1 Aug
The Cat Nights sounds interesting. We have some festivals like Raksha Bandhan and Janmasthami (Birth day of Lord Krishna) in August. 15th August is a big day for us - Independence Day for India! And we are also having a pickup in rains here.
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@LadyDuck (354049)
• Switzerland
1 Aug
15th August is also a holiday here, a religious Holiday. It is raining right now, we got so much rain this year.
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@ptrikha_2 (33940)
• India
3 Aug
@LadyDuck That sounds interesting. So for what do you have 15th August as a holiday?
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@ptrikha_2 (33940)
• India
4 Aug
@LadyDuck That is a special day indeed.
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@FaruMesh (3358)
• India
1 Aug
From the picture it's looks like cloudy. Late Happy national day for you. . We celebrate our Independence day of Aug 15th. Actually no celebrations from past one year.
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@LadyDuck (354049)
• Switzerland
2 Aug
We had a thunderstorm later. The 15th of August it is a religious celebration here, another Sunday, so no additional holidays.
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@FaruMesh (3358)
• India
2 Aug
@LadyDuck The 15th of August it is a religious celebration here What type of religious festival is that, are you talking about Black Cat day?
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@LadyDuck (354049)
• Switzerland
2 Aug
@FaruMesh Black Cat Day is the 17th, the Catholic celebration is the 15th "Assumption of Mary to Heaven".
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@DocAndersen (48490)
• United States
1 Aug
July was hot and humid, hopefully as we lose daylight in the month of august (nearly 40 minutes of daylight lost in the 31 days of the month)!!!! i am going to tell my wife it is swiss national day - time for chocolate to celebrate!!!!
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@LadyDuck (354049)
• Switzerland
1 Aug
I am noticing how dark are the morning, we are losing light more in the morning right now. I am going to make a chocolate mousse for dessert.
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@DocAndersen (48490)
• United States
1 Aug
@LadyDuck yum! i adore chocolate mousse! it is one of my favs!
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@LadyDuck (354049)
• Switzerland
1 Aug
@DocAndersen I have always loved, I do not prepare often because I eat too much.
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@marlina (131055)
• Canada
1 Aug
I am so happy that you FINALLY posted . I always enjoy reading those posts of yours. And thanks for the story about the "9 lives cats"
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@LadyDuck (354049)
• Switzerland
1 Aug
You are so kind, thanks. I read the story of the cats and I thought it was interesting to share.
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@marlina (131055)
• Canada
1 Aug
@LadyDuck , the cat story is a thing that I learn from you this morning as I did not know it
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@LadyDuck (354049)
• Switzerland
1 Aug
@marlina I usually research to know from where some saying come, but it took time to discover the 9 lives of cats.
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@asianlady (2582)
• Ireland
1 Aug
Happy Holiday... and thank you for sharing the trivia about the cat because I'm a cat person.
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@LadyDuck (354049)
• Switzerland
2 Aug
Thank you and glad to meet you. I am also a cat person, I like all cats and I particularly like black cats. May be I am a witch.
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@asianlady (2582)
• Ireland
2 Aug
@LadyDuck I'm delighted to meet you, Anna. Well, I have 1 black cat, 1 ginger, and 1 black & white. Maybe, you are a witch in your story. LOL
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@LadyDuck (354049)
• Switzerland
2 Aug
@asianlady I love cats. My neighbors have a ginger cat who is the sweetest cat I ever met. I adopted a "tuxedo", left behind by a family who moved to an apartment.
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@thelme55 (72595)
• Germany
1 Aug
Happy Swiss National Day! Thanks for sharing the information. I am having a lazy day today. August is my birth month.
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@LadyDuck (354049)
• Switzerland
1 Aug
Thank you Thelma. I am also having a lazy day, the weather is not good. Which day is your birthday?
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@thelme55 (72595)
• Germany
3 Aug
@LadyDuck You are welcome Anna. Sunday is my lazy day. We have shower very day. This coming Friday. Thank you. Have a nice week.
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@LadyDuck (354049)
• Switzerland
4 Aug
@thelme55 Same here, it rains all the time, I have plenty of tomatoes but they do not arrive to turn red.
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@DianneN (234689)
• United States
2 Aug
I wish I were a cat! We have been on vacation for over a week. Back on vacation again. Hope to see you soon!
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@LadyDuck (354049)
• Switzerland
2 Aug
I would love to be able to understand what cats say. I noticed that you were missing, I hope you enjoyed your vacation. We had a terrible weather.
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• United States
2 Aug
Glad when you come home.. Lol.
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@DianneN (234689)
• United States
2 Aug
@LadyDuck Home now, thank goodness. Crazy almost two weeks. We lucked out with the weather. Oh, kitties kill me. Can’t have enough of them. Just came in from visiting Kuma and Doodles. Still miss them every minute.
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@arunima25 (64629)
• Bangalore, India
1 Aug
Happy Swiss National Day. It's good to read your posts. I wish you made discussions more often. That's an interesting story about nine lives of cats. I heard it for the first time
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@LadyDuck (354049)
• Switzerland
2 Aug
Thank You. I am often lazy writing because I have always so many notifications to clear, in fact I left some behind yesterday. Old legends are interesting.
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@arunima25 (64629)
• Bangalore, India
2 Aug
@LadyDuck I see you are regular and active here. And everyone enjoys the interaction with you. And when you write a post here, it gets responses in abundance
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@LadyDuck (354049)
• Switzerland
3 Aug
@arunima25 I think that the other myLotters are so kind to visit my posts because I visit their posts every day... well not all, there are few users that I visit every day who never visited my posts.
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• China
1 Aug
Happy National Day to you ! I know the saying "cats have nine lives",but have no idea of what it originated with before now.
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@LadyDuck (354049)
• Switzerland
1 Aug
Thank you, no celebrations again due to Covid. I always was curious about the saying "cats have nine lives".
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@marlina (131055)
• Canada
1 Aug
I did not know either
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• China
3 Aug
@LadyDuck Over here some also say so,not sure if it is because of cats being able to survive the falling down from high place ,
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@paigea (34232)
• Canada
1 Aug
I am spending the day cleaning, organizing, weeding. Hubby is out all day so i can get lots done.
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@LadyDuck (354049)
• Switzerland
1 Aug
I have work waiting for me in the garden, but if it does not stop raining there is nothing I can do.
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@paigea (34232)
• Canada
1 Aug
@LadyDuck We need rain so badly. The sun is a red circle barely showing through the smoke. We are far from the fires, so I don't smell the smoke but it is here. I need to get into my overgrown garden and catch up a little in case we do get rain.
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@LadyDuck (354049)
• Switzerland
1 Aug
@paigea We had a very bad storm the past Monday, many roads were flooded and covered with mud and debris, some houses are still covered with mud. They said that the last time we had so much rain was in 1951, the year I was born. The garden is fine, I cleaned after the storm, the lawn is overgrown but too wet to be mowed.
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@Porcospino (31596)
• Denmark
1 Aug
I didn't know that legend. That is interesting. I went to a second hand store this afternoon, but aside from that I don't have many plans today. I hope we will be able to spend some time outside. Yesterday it rained so much, and it was impossible to do any work outside.
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@marlina (131055)
• Canada
1 Aug
@Porcospino, I hope that you do get some "outdoor" time today,
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@Porcospino (31596)
• Denmark
1 Aug
@marlina I hope so. We have a large yard and there are plenty of things to do.
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@LadyDuck (354049)
• Switzerland
1 Aug
It rained yesterday, it is raining today, we have no luck this year, it is such a horrible summer.
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@id_peace (14418)
• Singapore
1 Aug
Happy national day. For us, it is one of the hottest Jul with the dry spell final end just today which lasted for nearly 1.5 week.
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@LadyDuck (354049)
• Switzerland
1 Aug
Thank you. We had a cool July compared to the other years. Today started with rain, a bit of sun later and now another thunderstorm. Well, we will see what the new moon will bring.
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@id_peace (14418)
• Singapore
3 Aug
Talking about thunderstorm, we have a few storm and the temperature is slightly cooling now.
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@LadyDuck (354049)
• Switzerland
4 Aug
@id_peace It is not at all hot here this year, the temperature in the morning is from 14 to 16 Celsius and we do not even reach 27 C during the day.
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@oahuwriter (16795)
• United States
2 Aug
Happy National Swiss Day! Cats, how interesting. Ahh, star gazing 11-13tg, ok. I'm going to relax all lazy Sunday.
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@LadyDuck (354049)
• Switzerland
2 Aug
Thank you. I have to remember to go out in the evening and look for the falling stars.
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@oahuwriter (16795)
• United States
3 Aug
@LadyDuck Wishing on them too?
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@LadyDuck (354049)
• Switzerland
3 Aug
@oahuwriter Should this work I would.
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@CarolDM (152356)
• United States
1 Aug
What a dramatic sky, love the clouds. I hope you have a better August. Interesting to read about the legends.
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@LadyDuck (354049)
• Switzerland
2 Aug
This month of August started with two storms, easily predictable when I noticed the dark clouds. Today it seems a clear sunny day, of course, it is a working day.
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@CarolDM (152356)
• United States
2 Aug
@LadyDuck So far we have 80s instead of 90s. Off to a good start.
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@LadyDuck (354049)
• Switzerland
2 Aug
@CarolDM We reached the 70s, but we did not go higher, it is a temperature that I like.
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@rakski (98566)
• Philippines
1 Aug
Just the same here. Nothing special. Happy national day, Do you know that for Chinese, August is consider a ghost month?
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@LadyDuck (354049)
• Switzerland
1 Aug
Thank you. I did not know that August is considered a ghost month, interesting. I will search to know more.
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@rakski (98566)
• Philippines
2 Aug
@LadyDuck I think they believed August is a bad month for investment and business and that it brings bad luck
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@LadyDuck (354049)
• Switzerland
2 Aug
@rakski I know about the "Ghost Festival" held in August. I have researched and now I know about the "Ghost Months", it is interesting.
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