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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Once in a Blue Moon


~ Thistle Cove Farm, just after dusk, Dec 1, 2009 ~
 
Head's up! Tomorrow night, December 2nd is the first full moon of this month. We'll close out the year with December having another full moon, a blue moon, on the 30th and so called because it's the second full moon of the month.

The way words and meanings evolve mean now the phrase, "once in a blue moon" has come to mean the second full moon of the month as well as "every now and again". There's a second, more ancient meaning and was recorded in early issues of the Maine Farmer's Almanac. They say "the blue moon is the third full moon in a season that has four full moons." That's rather difficult to understand, I think,  and has everything to do with the Christian Ecclesiastical Calendar. However, even after reading the page referenced, I'm still not sure how the church and a blue moon are in relationship. I'm still struggling to remember Easter is the first Sunday, after the first full moon, after the Spring Equinox!

At any rate, I didn't want you to miss this last blue moon. I'm a simple person and find things like this not only enormously interesting but greatly entertaining.

Re my eye injury - went back to the eye doc today and while eye is healing, it's not healed and there are still cells that need to rebirth, renew, regrow.Thank you, each and everyone, so much for your prayers and well wishes, please keep them up! -smile- I'm still having tremendous difficult with focusing but, Thank God, there's NO pain or infection...what a change and blessing. I go back to the eye doc next Wednesday -or sooner if I experience difficulties- and, hopefully, will be totally healed by then. So, your indulgence is greatly appreciated; due to fuzziness, etc. there's sure to be a wee error or dozen. Please forgive me.



Tomorrow, in conjunction with Sew, Mama, Sew! I'll host a give-away, several, in fact. There will be a handful of prizes:

~ pair of felted, beaded coasters - shipped internationally
~ pair of felted, beaded coasters - shipped internationally
~ Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh - shipped in USA
~dishcloth pattern booklet - shipped in USA

Rules:

It's a one-day event
Over Dec 6th, midnight
You must comment to win
Drawing held on Thursday - names put in a hat and pulled out by Dave
Notification sent via e-mail
Once winners are notified, you'll have 48 hours to respond or prize will be forfeited to another
Items shipped by Dec 12th

I think that's about all but don't hold me to it; I'm doing the best I can right now and that's probably not very good...but I am trying -smile-.

Until tomorrow,


Blessings ~ vision ~ full moons ~ church calendar ~ blue moons ~ beauty ~ prizes ~

10 comments:

  1. What a wonderful photograph! I just came in from trying to take a picture of the moon as seen from my Philadelphia suburb. I don't know yet if it turned out. I'm glad you're not in pain and hope you have a speedy recovery.

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  2. How wonderfully neat, thank you for bring this fascinating point to our attention. I just adore when unique events like a blue moon takes place.

    Wishing you an incredible & joy filled month of December, my friend!
    ♥ Jessica

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  3. I am so glad your eye is healing. I woke up this morning with my right eye swollen shut and have a horrid stye! Ughhhhh! It hurts AND itches madly at the same time. The doctor said it will "resolve itself" in time. No fun, for sure.

    I loved learning where the phrase "once in a Blue Moon" came from. Very interesting!

    LuLu~*xoxo

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  4. I always love coming here to learn something new. Your posts make me go ahhhh!
    So glad to hear your eye is not painful. I cannot imagine being as crafty as you and dealing with an eye injury! Such a trooper you are!
    I love everything listed in your give-a-way. Nothing is better than handmade!
    Blessings for a peace filled Wednesday.
    Misha

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  5. First I am so happy that your eye is healing so nicely.
    Now to the moon...love full moons. I have been enjoying the clear cold nights this week. The moon has been so bright that it lights up everything, the owls are calling to one another and to top it all off, I saw a falling star.
    Lovin' it!

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  6. Ah, now, I want my blue moons to really be blue. :-)
    I'm glad your eye is healing as it should, 'cause I prayed that it would! And He is faithful.
    I appreciated your comment a few posts back regarding hype vs hope. So succinct! I'll take the hope!

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  7. Yay! Your eye is healing, does this mean you'll be toodling off to the Soviet Union soon! Will you be taking your camera and blogging about your adventures?

    Thank-you for the info about blue moons. I was struck by the beauty of the big, round, bright moon over our place tonight and now I will look forward to a blue moon and maybe even look it up some more.

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  8. full moons are so romantic...they would be gorgeous at your pretty farm.
    keep healing~~~
    chas

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  9. Love all the info about the moon...wonderful! Sorry that you have injured your eye. I'll be praying for you!!!! Hi to Dave:) Blessings, Jeanne

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  10. Tonigth I saw the full moon and I was thinking of you...:o) Here the sky is clear and I could see the stars and the moon...

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