Harvest Moon

Another great thing about October is the harvest moon!  So huge and yellow looking!  So beautiful and bright.  So romantic.  When I’m outside during the full moon in October, I just can’t take my eyes off of it.  I can see the “man in the moon” that I used to hear about in story books as a child.  I can imagine why people thought it was made of cheese, but then I wonder, was that story books too or did they really think that?  I think of what a blessing it was and is to farmers bringing in the last of their harvests by it.  What a God send it is. 

At some point in the night though, I always end up needing to go to sleep.  I live in the country.  In a rural area where it is so wonderfully quiet and dark — except when there is a full moon.  The harvest moon in October is the absolute worst for trying to sleep!  I have shades on my windows and that sucker finds a little crack to sneak through and lights up the room as if it’s spot lighted!  You can’t get away from it.  No matter what side you sleep on — there it is.  I finally had to get a sleep mask.  That works well enough.  Peace and harmony have been brought back into my sleeping life during the full moons.  I can once again love all things about the lovely harvest moon in October and just enjoy it’s immense full beauty. 

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5 Responses to Harvest Moon

  1. Reflections says:

    Yes, I too love the harvest moon…. though living in the city, I find the moon the least of my sleepless night foes. More along the lines of the train, the cars on the nearby road, the critters looking for things they cannot find.

  2. Nanka says:

    Lovely fun post and now I know what the Harvest Moon is all about. Enjoyed reading 🙂

  3. Old Egg says:

    What do you expect? You were just staring up at the moon and now you complain it comes looking down at you. You may have a sleep mask but she is sill looking at you! Great post.

  4. Jingle says:

    I know the feelings, when the day goes dark and cold, especially when you live in the wild, you simply want to stay in bed…

    harvest moon is cool in August..

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