Ode to the Hunter Moon …
Waxing On: Maiden Grass Dances by the Light of the Hunter Moon
The Hunter Moon is Full Tonight (October 11th) at 10:06 pm ET, and Oh What a Beauty. Step Outside for a Spell …
After such a rainy year, a clear night for the full moon is a lovely, unexpected treat. And tonight the silvery orb is so bright in the crisp night sky, it’s almost like daylight out there. Autumn bliss: off in the distant hills I can hear playful Coyote yipping, and a Barred Owl asking, “Who cooks for you?” …. “Who, Who, Who???”
—The Hunter Moon is also sometimes referred to as the Sanguine or Blood Moon. Did you know that you can follow the lunar cycle on the website of The Old Farmer’s Almanac? Click here to visit the page—
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5 Replies to “Ode to the Hunter Moon …”
Ha! We could’ve (almost) been in the same place last night! Although I’m not sure “Whoo!” ; ) my owl friend was, he sure has a BIG voice and sadly only spoke the once. Coyotes, on the other hand, were in full voice and I can only hope their population has hit the apex. We lost our sweet kitten Merddyn (Merlin) to the pack last year (as did a lot of other families): and I know of farmers who’ve lost calves right out of the barnyard. These animals have lost all fear of man: past time for the hunter to once again become the hunted.
@ Deb – It sure sounds like you enjoyed the owl concert! I love hearing them talk amongst themselves in the forest. But I am so sad to hear of your lost kitten. I’ve lost pets to the wild before, and now I don’t allow them outside unsupervised. It’s difficult to restrict their freedom, but even a big boy like Oli could easily be taken down by a pack of determined coyote. I hope the coyote population in your area comes back under control. Here, there seem to be but a few in the forest; singing off in the distance when the moon is bright.
Couldn’t agree with you more and hopefully something my significant other will never forget. (Although this happened last winter, the older cat still doesn’t ask to go out at night.)
Couldn’t agree with you more and hopefully something my significant other will never forget. (Although this happened last winter, the older cat still doesn’t ask to go out at night.) xo D
Oops, sorry didn’t think I sent it! : )
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