Saturday, February 24, 2024

Winter Moon

Our cold Winter days are finally becoming warmer, offering  some much needed  clean-up time in the garden.
Spring daffodills are waving their sleepy heads in the noon-day sun, and dusk is not appearing until the clock strikes 5:30.

In two short weeks we return to Daylight Savings Time, with Spring  just around the corner.
Later this evening a bright  Full Moon fills the night sky.



Brightly the moon like a jewel is beaming,
White in the east, o'er a lone landscape gleaming,
Over the meadows and over the snow,
Glimmering, shimmering, silvery glow.

Low in the east, when the gloaming is ending,
Slowly this white winter moon is ascending,
Looming so large and appearing so nigh,
Satellite framed by a star-spangled sky.

High in the sky, with soft radiance teeming,
Nigh to the time when men, women, are dreaming,
Weird is her splendor on valley and hill,
Cold is her gleam upon river and rill.

Brightly the moon like a jewel is shining,
White in the west she is slowly declining,
Beautiful Moon ! Which beams gorgeous and grand
Over the homes of our own Native Land.

~Charles Nevers Holmes. 1926.


Sandi said...

Beautiful painting!

HWIT BLOGG said...

Love that painting and let´s hope for some more sunshine soon! It´s been a long and dark winter...
Have a happy Sunday!

local alien said...

We don't change the time till the end of March. However days are much longer and the almond trees have blossomed. Spring is coming

Jon said...

A beautiful tribute to the full moon. Unfortunately, it was 26 degrees laast night and cloudy - - so I was unable to savor the moon's magical light.
Spring is only a few weeks away. I can hardly wait....

Louca por porcelana said...

Beautiful...Best wishes.

vic said...

Oh, I love the painting and the poem is perfect to go with it.

Heritage Hall said...

Joining all in longing for Spring and its light... Like Jon, we hit 28 the other evening...Cannot wait to awaken the garden to its Springtime colorfest.
Looking forward to your usual glorious display, Jo...

L. D. said...

I have been watching the moon and it was so great to see it. It was out when the weather was cold and it was out when it was hot. It is shrinking now.