Last night was a very rare ‘harvest moon’ – which only appears once in several years – a full moon on the first day of fall.
We noticed coming home from dessert last night in downtown Renton – that the clouds seemed brighter – and then we saw – it was the full moon peeking out from beneath the clouds. It was beautiful – and we marveled at the rare event that we were witnessing. Most of the Northwest missed this event due to the clouds – and we felt lucky to get a glimpse of it!
I feel that with each passing season – there are wonders and things that are around us that we need to pay attention to – and really see. We get so busy with our lives – our worries and stresses and everyday schedules – we simply forget to look around us.
There’s something magical about the moon. Always breathtaking and mysterious – a blob of light in the sky – round and constant – sometimes hidden – sometimes fully seen – but always there.
I want to enjoy this season – the smells and wonders of fall. The pumpkin spice lattes – the spicy candles in my home – the fireplace lit up with crackling wood – giving warmth and character to the room – and the chill in the air reminding me of other fall seasons – and that pumpkins and Halloween – will soon be here. I love watching the leaves turn – it’s my favorite part of fall.
Welcome Harvest Moon. Come back again soon.
Below is a video of the beautiful song and pictures ‘When the last leaf falls’ by David Lanz. It will warm your heart and help you usher in the new ‘season’ of beauty.
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