This is our 100th post and the moment I opened my eyes this morning, my head told me

“I need to post something related to the sun today.” 

Why the sun?

Today is a SUNDAY~ Yeah!!! That’s why!! 😉

(I know, it is very lame)

First, let’s start off with a beautiful quote:

Constant Kindess - 6-1-2013

** SUNDAY **

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The English noun Sunday derived sometime before 1250 from sunedai, which itself developed from Old English (before 700) Sunnandæg (literally meaning “sun’s day”).

In the Judaeo-Christian as well as in Islamic tradition, Sunday has been considered as the first day of the week. A number of languages express this position either by the name for the day or by the naming of the other days.

In the Persian calendar, Sunday is the second day of the week. However, it is called “number one” as counting starts from zero; the first day – Saturday – is denoted as 00.

For most Christians, Sunday is observed as a day for worship of God and rest, due to the belief that it is Lord’s Day, the day of Christ’s resurrection.

Sunday is a day of rest in most Western countries, part of ‘the weekend’.

In most Muslim countries, and Israel, Sunday is a working day

Read more at:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunday

Are you aware that months that begin on a Sunday will always have a ‘Friday the 13th’? (A fact taken from the Weird Facts Category)

I’ve taken the liberty to check the 2013 calendar, September and December are the two months that begin on a Sunday and guess what?

Indeed, one of the Fridays does fall on the 13th!

** SUNWISE / SUNWARD **

In Scottish folklore, Sunwise or Sunward was considered the “prosperous course”, turning from east to west in the direction of the sun.

It is perhaps no coincidence that, in the Northern Hemisphere, “sunwise” and “clockwise” run in the same direction. This is probably because of the use of the sun as a timekeeper on sundials etc., whose features were in turn transferred to clock faces themselves.

This is descriptive of the ceremony observed by the druids, of walking round their temples by the south, in the course of their directions, always keeping their temples on their right.

Read more at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunwise

** SUNSHINY **

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Just wanting to share this word with you all because this is such a positive word that it would be a shame not to share with you lovely souls out there, no harm adding another positive word into your vocab.

Definitions of this word given by morewords.com:

a. – Bright with the rays of the sun; clear, warm, or pleasant; as, a sunshiny day. 
a. – Bright like the sun; resplendent. 
a. – Beaming with good spirits; cheerful. 

** SUNFISH **

Image taken from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_sunfish

The ocean sunfishMola mola, or common mola, is the heaviest known bony fish in the world. It has an average adult weight of 1,000 kg (2,200 lb).  The pectoral fins are small and fan-shaped, while the dorsal fin and the anal fin are lengthened, often making the fish as tall as it is long. Specimens up to 3.2 m (10.5 ft) in height have been recorded

The species is native to tropical and temperate waters around the globe. Many of the sunfish’s various names allude to its flattened shape.

Its specific name, mola, is Latin for “millstone”, which the fish resembles because of its grey colour, rough texture, and rounded body. Its common English name, sunfish, refers to the animal’s habit of sunbathing at the surface of the water.

Sunfish live on a diet that consists mainly of jellyfish, but because this diet is nutritionally poor, they consume large amounts in order to develop and maintain their great bulk.

Thanks to this consuming habit, their presence in a given area may be used as an indicator of nutrient-rich waters where endangered species may be found

Sunfish are usually found alone, but occasionally in pairs or in large groups while being cleaned. They may live up to ten years in captivity, but their lifespan in a natural habitat has not yet been determined.

Despite their size, ocean sunfish are docile, and pose no threat to human divers. Injuries from sunfish are rare, although there is a slight danger from large sunfish leaping out of the water onto boats; in one instance a boy was knocked off his boat when a sunfish leaped onto it.

Read more at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_sunfish

Last but not least, as always, we would like to end this post with another old but beautiful song.

Hope you all enjoy today’s post and this beautiful song.

Have a nice Sunday ahead!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~

Credits: All cute and lovely pictures found in this post are downloaded from FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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