Sunday, October 08, 2006

harvest moon

"Come a little bit closer...


Hear what I have to say .....


Just like children sleepin .....


We could dream this night away. .....

But theres a full moon risin .....


Lets go dancin in the light.....


We know where the music's playin ....


Lets go out and feel the night." ....

....so begins the song Harvest Moon by Neil Young. I have been watching this harvest moon rise over the mountain for the last 3 nights. It is beautiful. My camera cannot capture its beauty. When we went out to feel the night, it was beautiful too. So mild, yet crisp...the smell of the hearth fire burning...the quiet rush of the river water...night time.

The Full Harvest Moon is always the full moon that occurs closest to the Autumnal Equinox. This year, it comes to us in October.

I went looking online for harvest moon information, and learned about moon trees. How have I lived for these many years, and not known about moon trees?

For more full moon info..check out full moon fever...

3 comments:

Spinner Gal said...

Very cool to watch the harvest moon, the kids were quite impressed watching it come up over the mountains across from us.

Karen said...

Oh wow, that silk is wonderful! (in the most recent post)

But I really came back to suggest a book reference... "Moon Moon" by Ann Kent Rush, if you're as fascinated by moon lore as I am.

Karen :)

flwrhead said...

OMG! I grew up in Cannelton, Indiana (home of one of the Moon Trees)! How cool! When I go home to visit over Thanksgiving, I'll have to find this Moon Tree and take its picture!

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