Tag Archives: Autumn equinox

“AUTUMN BLESSINGS ON THE WIND”

“AUTUMN BLESSINGS ON THE WIND” – Nature sighs as summer ends & winter is on it’s way.  Gusts of wind shake loose all the colorful leaves from surrounding trees to reveal their handsome winter silhouettes.  Stark winter beauty is on the way. 

“Autumn Blessings” – small watercolor.  

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FULL HARVEST MOON – SEPTEMBER

FULL HARVEST MOON is the full moon that occurs closest to the Autumn Equinox.  (In some years the Autumn Equinox occurs in October so the Harvest Moon can be in October instead of September!)   So this FULL MOON is also called the FULL CORN MOON because it marks the time when Native Americans harvested the chief staples of their diet:  corn, pumpkins, squash, beans & wild rice.  At the peak of harvest farmer’s can work by the light of the full moon late into the night.  

HAPPY AUTUMN EQUINOX – RED SPIDER LILIES

Happy Autumn Equinox! Higanbana flowers (red spider lilies) bloom in Japan in the autumn. – Japanese brush paintings.
 
As the summer wanes & yellow butterflies spread their wings for perhaps the last time, the spiders weave their webs & welcome Autumn.