October 9, 2014
Good morning. It's been another sleepless night here. Although I must admit to a nice long nap yesterday afternoon, and dozing off a couple of times while watching TV last evening. I guess in the end, it all works out.
Daughter Audrey sent me some of the moon photos that she had taken. She said she stopped two or three times on her way to work early yesterday morning, but was only able to see this orangey red sliver of the Blood Moon. By the time she reached work, the moon was no longer visible.
Last night, there was a beautiful Hunters Moon in the sky over Audrey's home. These are photos that she took from her front yard. She took the second photo through tree branches to get this different effect. Great photos, Audrey.
I looked up the full moons on Google and found some very interesting information. "The October full moon is referred to as the Hunters Moon because after the fields have been reaped, the leaves begin to fall and the deer are fat and ready for eating. Hunters can ride easily over the fields' stubble, and the fox and other animals are more easily spotted. The full moon name for October's full moon was also the Blood Moon, or Sanguine Moon, because of its bright color."
This information and much more can be found at: http://fullmoonphases.com.
I'm looking at the weather forecast for the next week, and it is just depressing. Not only is Saturday going to be really cool (about 54F degrees), but it will only be in the 30's that night. Brrrrr! Too cold for this fuzzy bunny. Right now it is only about 41F degrees, and it should get up to about 64F degrees by noontime. Gosh, I really miss August.
There's been a lot of discussions in the news about how different airports are trying to protect travelers from the Ebola virus. It's really scary to think that we can't even travel by plane anymore without worrying about being infected with deadly viruses by other passengers. I'm not looking forward to flying anywhere anytime soon.
Yesterday, a microburst with winds of 100 miles per hour ripped through Easthampton, Massachusetts, ripping trees out of the ground, tossing automobiles around and damaging homes. Unfortunately, I do believe that all of these damaging weather patterns are becoming the new norm. I really hope that I'm wrong.
A few months ago, I bought a couple containers of cookie dough during a school fundraiser, and I froze them. I took one of the containers out of the freezer to thaw, so today I think maybe I'll be making some cinnamon raison cookies. Mmmm, mmmm.
It's time now to rustle up some breakfast. My little guy is curled up beside me patiently waiting for his food. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a wonderful day.
Hugs, Edna B.