|I was able to add the photo after I posted. |
this was taken in North Carolina
during the harvest moon.
...last Wednesday was quite the party in the skies with the "Super Harvest Moon," and the "Autumnal Equinox" taking place at the same time. For those of us in the Pacific Northwest we have only to read about it as we have not seen the skies (clearly) in several days. I found this article from the Seattle Times interesting and wanted to share. I wanted to share a photo too but alas blogger has other ideas.
"Now is our season on the verge, a time of endings and beginnings: Seeds studding the blossom ends of spent flowers are setting wing on autumn winds for a new year's growth. Female salmon in their last days of life are returning, their bellies rounded with eggs that will bring their home waters to life next spring.
And deep in the cool glades of the lowland forests, amphibians are on the move.
The crrrrrreck of chorus frogs can be heard in the forests, as they return upland for the winter. Frogs, toads and salamanders are on their fall migration, inching to their winter hiding spots. They'll snug under the sheltering arms of sword ferns and heaps of big leaf maple leaves, just now kiting to ground, shining as they sail through the slanting, golden light of fall.
But the showstopper all this week — clouds willing — will be the moon. Already bright enough this week to wake light sleepers, it's just been revving up for the perfectly full harvest moon.
Its majestic rise and luminous glow were once counted on by farmers to get in their crops, before headlights on megatractors changed all that. Hence the name harvest moon, also called the hunter's moon by some.
While it will be perfectly full only on Wednesday, the moon should still be big and bright for several days. It also might take on a coppery hue at the horizon, as its light passes through more atmosphere, low in the sky, with all its dust and other particulates. That scatters the moon's light, filtering out the blues in its spectrum, and leaving the red."
I'll just have to take their word for it!!
MIL is home now and seems to be back to normal...which means she is not taking it easy or slowing down at.all.
Enjoy your weekend y'all.