October full moon, oh-oo!


The October Full Moon looms

above the trees, evergreens 

and  changing leaves 

on branches.

Autumn has its 

mysterious moon.

Native Americans named  

tenth month’s moon~

Full Hunter’s Moon, 

Full Travel Moon,

Dying Grass Moon.

Old Farmer’s Almanac

claims it’s a Full Harvest Moon. 

No howling wolves will be greeting

Halloween, 2016 “trick or treaters.”

It will be a dark, moon-less 

night on October 31st.


About reocochran

I am experiencing crazy and hapless adventures in dating that may interest people over fifty. I am now approaching 62 later this year and enjoy taking photographs, incorporating stories or poetry on my blog. I have many old posts which are informative and written like essays. I have several love stories collected from family and friends. Even strangers spill their stories, since I am a grown version of the girl next door. I have been trying to live a healthy lifestyle with better food selections and active hiking and walking. I have written four children's books and illustrated them. They are not published but a battered women's shelter used one about neglect and abuse for their children's program and a 4H group used my "Kissing a Bunny is like saying a Prayer" as a coloring book. Please comment or respond so I may get a chance to know you. Sincerely, Robin

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    • It certainly will be dark and hope my grandkids enjoy their time trick or treating, in the spooky dark with parents and street lights, as well as porch lights on with candy waiting for them!
      I will be up at Mom’s since it is her birthday on November first, the big #88. πŸ™‚ I have taken the week of Halloween off for five years now to celebrate with her. When she lived prior to that date, she had neighbor children stop by and she loved passing out candy, while I enjoyed spending time, tagging along with my grown children and grandchildren.

      • Oh, those Halloween birthdays are kind of tricky! My son’s is the day before…the 30th. Whenever we have a party with kids we try to do it the weekend after or before because there’s so much going on then.

  1. I love seeing the full moon as I’m setting out for work. Too bad about those trick or treaters, although the moonless nights were better for tricks as I recall, I mean, or so I was told.

    • I like the moon in the morning, too, Dan.
      I saw it as it was rising yesterday evening around seven. It wasn’t as dramatic in the dark blue sky. It was big though, although not quite full.

  2. I didn’t realize the Hunter’s Moon and the Harvest Moon were the same. Learn something new everyday πŸ™‚
    I hope our skies will be clear this weekend so we can enjoy the full moon to come.

    • It is interesting to find the different names out, Joanne. I added two more I heard from someone on a different Native American full moon site for October: full travel moon and dying grass moon.
      It was lovely and big in the early evening last night, although photos really didn’t do it justice and I ended up deleting them. Happy weekend to you! πŸ™‚

    • Halloween will be rather scary, Derrick. Especially, if out away from town or buildings with outside lighting. By then, I will have had my cataract surgery and will be hanging out up where my Mom lives in her senior living apartment. Her birthday is the next day, on All Saints Day. Believe me, she used to tease us about being “one of those saints!” πŸ˜€

      • I do appreciate when people share their eye surgery stories, Derrick. There is some comfort that it isn’t that unique nor difficult to do. I liked my laser surgery for narrow eye glaucoma in both eyes, since I didn’t have to have anaesthetia. I hate to say this, but I leaned over my grown daughter to wake me up and her arm came up and elbow into my eye a few years back. Wouldn’t want her to feel bad but probably was the cause. Being nearly 61 and not wearing sunglasses while young could also have created the cataract.

    • Oh, Inese. This made me think of the song, “By the light, of the silvery moon. . . ” Such a sweet comment and yes, the moon is so important to the earth. I love when children find out how the moon pulls at our waters until waves come. πŸ™‚

  3. I never get a good shot of the moon. Like, it might look good on my phone, but when I upload it, it’s all grainy and blurry. Bleh. Good job with yours! πŸ™‚

    The Harvest Moon was mid-September, this one last weekend was Hunter’s Moon. Witches’ Honor. Hehehe!

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