Into the August Haze …

August 1st, 2012 § 5 comments § permalink

Ladybells (Adenophora confusa) Spill, Languid Blossoms to the Lawn

August is a languid month; hazy, verdant hills saturated with the weight of humid air. It’s mid-summer, and the fields are ripe. Come stroll with me through the blowzy gardens and wildflower meadow; gathering Black-eyed Susans, Ladybells and Queen Anne’s Lace for carefree bouquets. It’s time for fruit picking in the peach-filled orchards, cocktails on the sun-warmed terrace and drifting off to sleep beside the deep blue lake …

Like an August Sunset, Woodside Daylily Mix adds Fiery Heat to the Entry Garden

Queen Anne’s Lace and Goldenrod in the Wildflower Meadow

Peaches at Walker Farm

The Sun-Warmed Hammock Floats Above the Tickle of Tawny Hairgrass (Native Deschampsia  flexuosa)

Rudbeckia hirta and Adenophora confusa Along the Wildflower Walk

Sultry Summer Moonlight in the Indigo Haze

Remember to Look for the Full, Green Corn Moon Tonight! The First Full Moon of August Moon will Rise Tonight at 7:37pm ET. A Second, Blue Moon  will Rise this Month on August 31st. See the Old Farmer’s Almanac Online for a Listing of Full Moon Dates, Times & Names

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Sturgeon Moonlight on the River & Magical Meteor Showers …

August 13th, 2011 § Comments Off on Sturgeon Moonlight on the River & Magical Meteor Showers … § permalink

The Full Sturgeon Moon Rises Over the Connecticut River

Clear summer evenings are always wonderful for star-gazing, and one of my favorite ways to enjoy the night sky is sprawled out on a great, big blanket on the back lawn. The Perseid meteor showers have been spectacular this month, and although the Full Sturgeon Moon (which I caught rising over the Connecticut River last night) will interfere with viewing when meteors reach their peak August 12-13th, the shooting stars will still be visible –though less abundant– as the moon wanes. Click here –or on the image below– for more 2011 meteor shower information on the EarthSky website.

Meteor Shower Photo: ⓒ 1985 Jimmy Westlake via the EarthSky Website

August’s Sturgeon Moon is full tonightso named by Native American tribes for the plentiful fish found in the Great Lakes region this month— and our closest celestial neighbor will rise at 7:35 pm EDT in the night sky. The August moon is also known by other Native American names; including the Green Corn Moon and the Full Grain Moon. I just love lunar lore, don’t you? Enjoy the moonlight tonight my friends, I hope you have a beautiful, late summer evening. Hard to believe that our next full moon is the Harvest …

August’s Full Moon –Pictured Above– is Know Variously as the Full Sturgeon, Green Corn and Grain Moon

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