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Friday, July 31, 2015

Blue Moon Greetings

Blue Moon Greetings

The moon belongs to everyone, the best things in life are free.
Susan Branch

A blue moon is an additional full moon that appears in a subdivision of a year, either the third of four full moons in a season or, a second full moon in a month of the common calendar.
The phrase has nothing to do with the actual color of the moon, although a literal "blue moon" (the moon appearing with a tinge of blue) may occur in certain atmospheric conditions; e.g., when there are volcanic eruptions or when exceptionally large fires leave particles in the atmosphere. This phenomenon is specific to calendars. Lunar calendars like the Indian national calendar always have one full moon a month.

Early this summer, we enjoyed a moon walk with Judy and Mr. Cranberry of Cranberry Morning 

Moon walks.
Taking a drive up to the highest point of the area you live.
Boat rides out on a lake.
All are ideas of ways to take in the beauty of the moon.

I love to cross country ski during a full moon. With the snow twinkling like diamonds, the moon glowing and  me sliding along the snow with my skis.

Do you have plans to get out and enjoy the blue moon tonight?
 This lunar event will not be seen again until January 2018.

Life's Little Joys...

morning rain
well-worn shoes
the Sunday comics
big, leafy trees
fresh muffins
hot coffee
a comfy chair
a good book
a long letter
purring kittens
scented candles
clear, starry nights
feather pillows
favorite dreams
the full moon
and a happy heart.


  1. Wow!... What a great shot of the blue moon.
    I saw it big in the horizon this morning. I love your simple little joy poem.
    Have a nice day.

  2. I love this photo of the moon! It always amazes me how beautiful and mesmerizing the moon can be! Have a great day!

  3. I will look for your blue moon tonight.....if I remember! You made mention of Susan branch....her blog is so nice and cheery, I like it too

  4. 2018, huh? Well, like they say, once in a blue moon! ;-) Enjoy the sight!

  5. Beautiful! You'll have to remind me in 2018!!

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  7. Hope you enjoy the sight of the 'blue moon'

    I love life's little joys ... a full moon and a happy heart.

    Happy Weekend Wishes

    All the best Jan

  8. Amazing photo! Pretty cool that we got a blue moon last night - special Summer memories!

  9. Beautiful shot of the moon. Last night I looked outside and my whole backyard was lite up from the moon. It was so beautiful. Have a great week end.

  10. Carla, my husband did notice the blue moon last night. Rain, hot coffee, scented candles, trees.....these are all a few of my favorite things too.

    Have a nice weekend.


  11. The moon is wonderful, isn't it.

    Your joy list is perfection. :)

    Have a great week!

  12. Gorgeous moon shot.

  13. Beautiful! Love your moon shot. Yes, I am very aware of the moon and where it is in it's cycle. It's a little harder to keep track of it during the winter months when it is overcast all the time.

  14. Pretty much romantic in most settings. I like the canoe on a quiet lake in the moonlight....:)

  15. I didn't realize it would be 2018 until it happens again, interesting! You have such a great picture of the moon.... My moon photo's never seem to turn out so I have to leave my camera inside at night and just take in the beauty.


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