Saturday, September 13, 2008

"Shine On, Harvest Moon"

~~~ This weekend's full Moon has a special name--the Harvest Moon. It's the full Moon closest to the northern autumnal equinox. In years past, farmers depended on the light of the Harvest Moon to gather ripening crops late into the night. Post-Edison, we appreciate it mainly for its beauty. Be alert in the nights ahead for Harvest Moon halos, coronas and 'dogs.
The harvest moon is the first full moon after the first frost.

The Harvest moon is a legend in Norse mythology, it is said to be the most powerful of the Moons granting Loki's blessing for a strong harvest and plenty. The Harvest moon is often mistaken for the modern day Hunter's moon.

NOTE the SPECIAL Flowers on the table from my BEST FRIEND!!!
Sweetie is Awesome!


There is something special about all seasons, at least for me. Fall brings the harvest of many foods from the garden.
I especially love to grill any time of year, but this particular occasion was this past week. A woman’s party and we all had a BLAST!
"Shine On, Harvest Moon" is the name of a popular early-1900s song credited to Jack Norworth and his wife Nora Bayes. It was one of a series of moon related Tin Pan Alley songs of the era. The song was debuted by the composers in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1908 to great acclaim. It became a pop standard, still very familiar some 40 years later, and continues to be performed and recorded occasionally into the 21st century.
Chorus Oh, Shine on, shine on, harvest moon Up in the sky; I ain't had no lovin' Since January, February, June or July. Snow time ain't no time to stay Outdoors and spoon; Shine on, shine on, harvest moon, For me and my gal.

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