Thursday, October 5, 2017

Shine On Harvest Moon

The Harvest Moon brightened up the night sky as soon as the sun set.
According to NASA, the Harvest Moon is the closest full moon to the autumnal equinox, which was Sept. 22 this year.
The October Harvest Moon is the first in over a decade.
For several evenings, the moonrise comes soon after sunset. This results in an abundance of bright moonlight early in the evening, which was a traditional aide to farmers and crews harvesting their summer-grown crops. Hence, the name “Harvest” Moon!
Simply magical !


It is the Harvest Moon! On gilded vanes
And roofs of villages, on woodland crests
And their aerial neighborhoods of nests
Deserted, on the curtained window-panes
Of rooms where children sleep, on country lanes
And harvest-fields, its mystic splendor rests!
Gone are the birds that were our summer guests,
With the last sheaves return the laboring wains!
All things are symbols: the external shows
Of Nature have their image in the mind,
As flowers and fruits and falling of the leaves;
The song-birds leave us at the summer's close,
Only the empty nests are left behind,
And pipings of the quail among the sheaves.

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

6 comments:

Henny Penny said...

It is beautiful! I didn't know all that. Wish I had looked at the moon tonight when I was out closing the chicken house door.

Chy said...

The moon woke me up last night it was so bright! But very beautiful too. Enjoy! X Chy

local alien said...

Moon has been very bright here the last two nights. Love Longfellow

DJan said...

You captured it perfectly. I tried, but I was unsuccessful with my cellphone. It sure is beautiful! :-)

Rian said...

Beautiful pic...

Felicia Khamylle said...

Beautiful post!