Welcome to the Eightfold Year. Every day a different painting will appear, along with moon phases, saints days, seasonal plants and other festive celebrations.
You can find out more about the concept of the Eightfold Year here.
We hope you enjoy this website. We will be adding content as we go through the year and welcoming your feedback and suggestions.
Onwards and Upwards!
Fading Sun Flower, Autumn 2007: Jamie Reid
Moon Phases, September 2016:
New Moon – September 1, 10:03
First Quarter – September 9, 12:48
Full Moon – September 16, 20:05
Last Quarter – September 23, 10:56
The Old Shed Door, The Plot, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Anon
Saint's Days and Observances:
Vincent de Paul
End of Independence War (Mexico)
Feast of Mashíyyat (Will); the first day of the eleventh month of the Bahá'í calendar. (Bahá'í Faith)
French Community Holiday (French community of Belgium)
Meskel (Ethiopian and Eritrean Orthodox Church, following Julian calendar)
World Tourism Day (International)
Also on this day:
1066 – William the Conqueror and his army set sail from the mouth of the Somme River, beginning the Norman Conquest of England.
1822 – Jean-François Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta stone.
1905 – The physics journal Annalen der Physik published Albert Einstein's paper "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?", introducing the equation E=mc².
1937 – Balinese Tiger declared extinct.
1964 – The Warren Commission releases its report, concluding that Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, assassinated President John F. Kennedy.
1997 – Communications are suddenly lost with the Mars Pathfinder space probe.
2008 – CNSA astronaut Zhai Zhigang becomes the first Chinese person to perform a spacewalk while flying on Shenzhou 7.
* more information can be found on the Gardeners Calendar website here.