Friday, July 18, 2008

By the light of the Buck or Thunder Moon?

It was a gorgeous sunset and I never thought for one minute the moon would be so incredible.The temps are suppose to be hot hot hot tomorrow through the weekend. The moon was huge and a glorious red. Z2 and I chased the moon for a picture. By the time we reached the house, the moon hadn't arrived yet, so the family missed the real thing.
July is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. It was also often called the Full Thunder Moon, for the reason that thunderstorms are most frequent during this time. I prefer the Thunder Moon!

2 comments:

crooked heart art~tabby said...

pure magic!!!
it was beautiful here in ct too but i couldn't get a nice shot of it-i think i need a tripod...
i knew it was the 'buck moon'(good old farmers almanac)-but not the thunder moon-i think i like that better too :)
thanks for sharing
tabby

pamelahuntington said...

HI ellen,
Yes, I did see this moon - went to
an out door concert in Simsbury,Ct
the moon was stunning... and next
month the August full moon is
the "Sturgeon Moon". Don't you
love all the names!
pam