Happy National Camera Day!

The perfect night to capture the waning Strawberry moon...

Learn more about National Camera Day, ‘a day to celebrate the fact that photography, once so complicated it took a scientist to understand, is now part of our everyday lives.’ 

Full Strawberry Moon…

Full strawberry moon,
ushers in hot days of June,
high tides fill the dune,

hot sun rising soon,
fishing in the afternoon,
whistling my own tune!

~ Haiku by Patricia L. Cisco* 

*Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/strawberry-moon

June’s Full Moon…

The last supermoon of 2021 rises over the Atlantic on Thursday, June 24th, 2021

Find out all about this month’s full moon and how to view it: *HERE.

By the way, the above *Old Farmer’s Almanac article cites the Cherokee when naming this month’s full ‘Green Corn’ moon. In the Southeastern United States, however, the Muscogee Creek Confederacy is more closely associated with the Green Corn Moon and Green Corn Festival. In the words of researcher Richard Thornton, “Each province and ethnic group within the Creek Confederacy determined its own date and rituals for the Green Corn Festival. The date of the festival generally coincided with the ripening of the roasting ears,”… and not necessarily with the cycle of the moon. 

Waxing Harvest…

The golden smile of the waxing crescent appears like the grin of a playful cheshire cat. This photo was taken on September 6th, 2016. The ‘Harvest Moon’ appeared on September 16th. There was some debate as to whether it was a supermoon, but it was definitely big!

Patch.com published a nice piece on the waxing Harvest Moon in September 2016, and discussed its ‘supermoon’ status. Read it: HERE.