on November 6, 2010
This truly is an ecological calendar, It's so easy to get locked into the way we view time... Days,Months etc.. The way the Romans decided we should do it. But there are so many other ways to look at time. One Stripe shows the Proportion of Daylight to Darkness... Thickest and Thinnest at the Solstices. The tide chart shown at the bottom shows that the period of the tides, has little to do with whether it is dark or light outside. The moon phases of course are useful and intereting to me. You can see when the next full moon will be etc... Not only this you can see in this calendar how the tides correlate to the moon and when the moon is at its fullest, the tides are the hightest... It kinda makes sense this way... You can see what planets are up at night, major constellations, meteor showers... And of course the Familiar Gregorian dates are at the bottom, because we all have to live that way. I don't really know of any other calendar where you can glean so much information from a quick glance. It's really awesome if things like this interest you!
on December 6, 2010
This is not a tradition sized monthly calendar. It is individual, unattached, long horizontal detailed pages for each season. I bought it for my kitchen but doesnt fit or go well; works better for an office, childs room or better yet, a school classroom. There is nowhere on it for writing reminders and such. It is however beautifully colored and full of fun facts and info about our seasons, moon phases and such.
on February 18, 2011
This is the second year we've had the Ecological Calendar in a prominent place in our house. I love how it brings so many things together in one place: Stars, Moon, seasonal animal habits, nature facts, etc. I like the alternate names for the months. Four stars because the art is a little funky.