It’s Midsummer!

~Happy Midsummer~   Spring has sprung and summer is here! Midsummer marks the halfway point of the growing season and the start of astronomical summer. Midsummer falls on the Summer Solstice, approximately June 21 or 22 depending on the year. Astronomical summer is based on the Earth's axial tilt and elliptical orbit. This is not…
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The Battle of Waterloo

The Battle of Waterloo It was Napoleon's last hurrah; the fate of Europe depended on the outcome of this pivotal encounter in mid-1815. Tuesday, June 18, marks the anniversary of this battle between the French under Napoleon Bonaparte and the Seventh Coalition. What events led up to this famous battle that heralded a new era…
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