Tag Archives: Full Moon

FULL MOON NOVEMBER – BEAVER MOON!

WINTER IS COMING!  THE FULL MOON IN NOVEMBER IS CALLED THE BEAVER MOON!  Beavers are hard at work preparing for the coming winter.  Native Americans set beaver traps at this time before the winter freeze so that they would have winter furs to keep them warm.  This November full moon is also called the FROSTY MOON. 

 – This is one of 12 watercolor illustrations of Full Moons throughout the year.

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THE MOON VIEWING PARTY – An Illustrated Fable in a Handmade Book

O moon, why must you inspire my neighbor to chirp all night on a flute! — Koyo

The huge orange Harvest moon rose over the old majestic forest.  An owl softly hooted at the top of a tall Cypress tree and then silently spread his wings and glided over the shimmering pampas grass, which swayed slightly in the light breeze.  Frogs thrummed out their frog songs in chorus in the quiet night. Continue reading

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.