Of course Whimsical Moon should have a post on the full moon! It's always amazes me when we are teaching preschool how wound up the children are on the full moon. We can forecast the full moon by them!
"The Moon is a white strange world, great, white, soft-seeming globe in the night sky, and what she actually communicates to me across space I shall never fully know. But the Moon that pulls the tides, and the Moon that controls the menstrual periods of women, and the Moon that touches the lunatics, she is not the mere dead lump of the astronomist.... When we describe the Moon as dead, we are describing the deadness in ourselves. When we find space so hideously void, we are describing our own unbearable emptiness.." -D.H. Lawrence
Okay... my gyno. doctor told me about the full moon and the effects on woman. I thought he was loopy! That moon needs to stop messing around with me!!!
Full Sturgeon Moon - August
The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the Moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon
I just love Native names for the moon!
They dined on mince and slices of quince, Which they ate with a runcible spoon; And hand in hand on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon, The moon, The moon, They danced by the light of the moon. -Edward Lear, "The Owl and the Pussycat"
I want to dance by the light of the moon with a runcible spoon.
As long as the moon shall rise
As long as the river shall flow
As long as the sun shall shine
As long as the grass shall grow
-Native American prayer
"Under the full moon life is all adventure." -Sigurd Olson, The Singing Wilderness