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Thursday, October 9, 2014

A Bit Of Moon Lore

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:

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.


Andrea @ From The Sol said...

Well, it is quarter to five so I am going to have to make this a quickie. I looked up the Hunters Moon too ... very interesting, but since I don't really like hunting (unless it is done for food that is needed and eaten) I will just keep calling it the Blood Moon ... probably brings up as many bad feelings as Hunters Moon, but so be it.

Our weather is cold too though we haven't had any tornados or Microburst. The winter is expected to be as bad if not worse that last year ... and I agree, I think it is probably the new norm. It is too late to turn the clock back on Climate Change. What is done is done ... now we need to try to stop doing the things that have brought it about and just bite the bullet and deal with what is.

Cookies sound so good ... I never bake because I eat too much of what I bake, but a warm, fresh out of the oven cookie is to die for. I will be thinking of you and your dwarfs as I drool over my salad, ugh. I didn't do enough walking today. Izzi was sore from last nights agility class so she bulked at the idea of a long morning walk. Maybe tomorrow ... So you have yourself a nice evening and stop napping in the day if you wanat to sleep at night ... or take some Melatonin or something. It works for me :) Love to those little ones and be well, Edna ...

Andrea @ From the Sol

smiekeltje said...

It is frightning that the ebola virus is trying to get a portal into the US and Europe. But I think there already is a medicine against it, only they didn;t try it out yet too much on people. With the virus grabbing around in Africa so fast, I wonder why not give it a try and give those poor people a shot? They will die anyway, well, most of them, and I think it is justified.It could help to save lots of others, now or in future.
So sorry you had another "waking"night to endure.
Napping in the afternoon doesn;t help much to prevent it, but the body just need the sleep. Hmmmm, hopefully it will not last!
Yes, we are heading to colder days and nights, don;t like it either, but we will have to deal with it. As long as it doesn;t snow and freezes it can be bearable LOL.
Have a wonderful day and good luck with your baking!

Annesphamily said...

We were too tired to see the moon and when we woke it was hidden behind the clouds! Sigh! Love these shots and the stories too. People were exceptionally crabby with these moons. Happens in medical all the time. Hee Hee
Enjoy the weekend.

Hugs, Anne

The Queen Jester said...

The Pacific Northwest seems to be constantly drizzly and gray - lots of fog rolling in off the ocean in the evenings so no sightings in my little corner of the world.