This blog is about my garden and the outdoors. I am new to photography but I am trying to show some of the pretty things that grow here in Michigan. I love the wild things who visit me and I dont mind if they eat a bit here and there. I like it more if they let me take their picture. As time goes on I think I will try to show you around the beautiful area that I live in as well as my garden. I try to use my own pictures as much as possible but will also use pictures from the web. If I inadvertently use your photo or work without permission please email me and I will remove it or give credit if you prefer. I will give credit when I know who the owner is. I would ask that anyone using my pictures do the same.
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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Harvest time........

The full moon that rises this weekend is a special one, carrying the title of "Harvest Moon" for those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere.
The moon officially turns full when it reaches that spot in the sky exactly opposite the sun, and this moment will occur Saturday (Sept. 29) at 11:19 p.m. EDT. When you gaze at the full moon this weekend, think of farmers working late into the evening to gather their crop, because that's how the Harvest Moon got its name.

The Harvest Moon allows farmers at the peak of the current harvest season to stay in the fields longer than usual, working by the moon's light. It rises around sunset, but also -- and more importantly -- the moon seems to appear at nearly the same time each successive night. (from an article by JOE RAO)

Painting by Henry Hillier Parker (Harvest Time)


Harvest Time.........
See the moon with her golden glow?...
Now it's time to reap, not sow.
Her light illuminates the scene
Of people gathered on the green.
To get the harvest in the barns
Help is needed on the farms.
Creatures stir among the leaves
Disturbed by all activities.
The sheaves all stacked now in neat rows
Seeds soon gathered by the crows.
People soon will glean the field,
Take every scrap the land will yield.
JKS 2012


1 comment:

CraveCute said...

Beautiful poem, I love the image of the moon!