Full Beaver Moon, November

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On way to work,
Setting moon
in western sky.

Huge, looming
Full Beaver Moon.

With clouds
Surrounding
you,
a
Window
in the sky.

Almost
fantastic,
cinematic
alien abduction.

Sense the held,
sustained breath.

Release now. . .
Only a real moon,
Not a “paper moon.”

Hope this day before
Thanksgiving,
“Bodes well.”
November 25, 2015

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    • Thanks, Colleen. I think if my schedule is in my mind, your post is coming soon. Need to check up where I followed up on your “time is now” thought! πŸ™‚ Thank you again for your post which got me thinking of posting on Thanksgiving “eve.” Peace and joy sent for the holidays. . . Hugs, Robin

    • Okay, I knew why I didn’t remember. . .silly, sleepy me! Happy weekend soon to be, dear. The moon pulls at me like it does the oceans’ waves. Thank you for “breathtaking” Jen. It got a touch blurry but I was still excited about the opening in front of my car, pulled over risking late to work, too. Made it, though! πŸ™‚

      • Smiles… Glad you weren’t late for work, but when caught in the moment of the spectacular, everything else fades into oblivion. Mr. S’s sons wedding today, we had 34 deg yesterday, today cold and 17… Yuck really. Enjoy your day ~ hugs ❀️

    • Hope Mr. S’s son’s wedding went beautifully, Jen. It must be nice to sit and take it all in.
      I liked “When caught in the spectacular, everything else fades into oblivion.” β˜†Β€β˜† This could be on a poster or card, Jen.
      After work, drove up to Mom’s and we talked, watched t.v. and she sang a bedtime song. β™‘ “Tell Me Why. . .” (Stars do shine, Ivy twines. And I will tell you who I love the best.”)

      • http://www.quatquatta.com.au – here is the place where the wedding was held, if you wish to take a peek. Simply stunning old house.the wedding was lovely, thank you.Glad you liked my poster card wording 😊 Glad you went and saw your mum and she sang. I haven’t heard of that song before.These are the times when recording her on your cell, could be kept in your treasured memory jar. Hugs πŸ’œπŸ’

      • Wonderful photos of a beautiful wedding location, Jen. I have captured my Mom’s voice on cell phone but not singing. Great idea, Jen. πŸ™‚
        Your writing about your father was such a living tribute to him. We are blessed to spend time with “who they are now,” while embracing and hugging them for the lifetime of joy they gave us. β™‘β™‘

    • The Native Americans named all 12 moons. I suppose beavers build their dams and nests? There are strange ones and ordinary ones. Pink worm moon, harvest moon, full buck moon. . .) Good question, Marissa. For 3 years I wrote monthly posts. They would have gardening information, full moons, 1/2 and 1/4 moons, holidays and poetry. Thomas Kincade, Rumi, Robert Frost, etc. I stopped around May, 2015.

  1. I’ve not heard of the ‘Beaver Moon’ before. We had that same full moon here Robin, big and very bright shining in the blue evening sky of early summer; cloudless, quiet, gentle. Almost the opposite of your photo. I sat outside for a long time admiring it and pondering……

    • The morning moon is white here, not reflecting sunset. When evening moon rises here, the sun is setting and casts yellow golden color upon the moon. The Native Americans named the moons, sometimes more than one name, Pauline. For over 2 and a half years, I posted monthly calendars full of interesting tidbits, dates, holidays, including the Full Moon “names.” πŸ™‚

    • Luanne, this is a wonderful message to wish my mother and me. I hope you will have a special time with your mother and husband. I will go visit and see if you are expecting company, too?

      I liked your post with your daughter at the memorial in NYC. Very moving. I am not ready for such an overwhelming and powerful site to visit.
      I am excited my son, DIL, M & M girls and baby Hendrix are coming up with Felicia, too. Mom will love seeing the girls and first time in 4 years, holding a great grandbaby. It is going to be 58 or maybe 60 degrees here. πŸ™‚

    • I posted 12 months calendars, for two and a half years when I started my post, Dan. Part of my being a teacher and not wanting to let this go. Passing on “lessons” and monthly poetry, month after month, was time consuming.
      I liked how people would add important dates and holidays, too. It was an international calendar. Maybe someday, there will be people who go back and read the Old Farmer’s Almanac information. My poetic friend, Jules of Jules gemstones and Flashy Fiction introduced me to the Native American moon names, Dan. πŸ™‚
      Happy Thanksgiving to you, your wife and daughter. I was wondering is your brother coming to visit? My artist brother, my son and family, Felicia, Mom and I will be eating together. My other brother and wife traveled East to visit her mother and sister.

      • I do enjoy learning things like this, especially the old ways we did things and the reasons why. We’ll have our small family gathering today, no cross-country travel involved. We’ve made that trip for Thanksgiving but it’s a bit too complicated now. Have a wonderful day Robin.

    • Happy you researched this, Dan. πŸ™‚
      I just checked to see my old November posts: In 2013, (“Savor with a Grateful Heart” post), the Full Beaver Moon was 11/17.
      Last year it was early, 11/6/14- – mentioned on my “Sensing Grace and Showing Gratitude” post
      At least, WordPress still “realized” I was referring to something I posted the past 2 years, Dan! This makes me happy to see my efforts come to fruition.
      Good to know they are listed right under the “Likes” list of fellow bloggers. WordPress is not always frustrating.

    • Beth, I am not sure if you were following me in November, 2014? In 2013 and last year, I listed the Full Moons by their Native American names for about 28 months. It was time consuming, but I included Jewish, Catholic and Muslim religious, international dates and holidays. When Mike Lince with his wife, Florence, were in Scotland and England I even looked up battles there. I included Old Farmer’s Almanac tidbits and poetry. (Thomas Kinkade, Robert Frost, Rumi. . .)

    • The people who lived in America are our natives who gave names to parts of who they call Mother Nature, Maniparna. The Moons have names which reflect their season or what they represent. November’s moon can also be considered a Full Frosty Moon. ○●°‒ πŸ™‚

  2. I had not previously heard of a Beaver Moon, either. I do think that fall brings an incredible display of moon viewing. I have seen some wonderful ones that come early since it is getting darker so much earlier now…full, ringed, in proximity with stars. Great post πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, Lana. I am happy you have seen some lovely moons. I wonder if the cold air helps us to see the moon more clearly or if in Winter it is actually closer? I have not looked this up but did enjoy posting about the full moons. I also like the edge of a thin moon, the semi-circle, thumb edge moon. This is not the technical name at all! πŸ™‚

      • I don’t know the technical details of the moon either, but fall seems to be a great time for moon gazing. The recent cold snap took the leaves from the trees now giving me a clear view from the backyard.

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