Friday, August 31, 2012

Blue Moon of Kentucky



Be on the lookout tonight for a Blue Moon.  

Traditionally a Blue Moon is when four full moons occur in a season, or so says The Farmer's Almanac.  The term Blue Moon is also used to define two full moons occurring in one month, as we have tonight.  

More than likely you have used the term, "Once in a Blue Moon", a time or two in your life.  The following examples come to mind for me.....

My son picks up his room once in a blue moon. 

My husband uses the vacuum once in a blue moon.

What about you?
 


24 comments:

  1. well i guess we'll be lucky tonight and our boys will clean their rooms huh?!! we'll be at a baseball game, so i'll be on the lookout for the moon...gorgeous shot! have a great weekend :)

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  2. My house is actually totally clean once in a blue moon ;-)

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  3. ... Elenka irons my clothes once in a blue moon. In reality though... NEVER!

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  4. Its going to be impossible to view the blue moon here in Mumbai, its raining here. Even in normal days its quite a task to locate the moon with all the high rises. Have a fabulous day Michelle :)

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  5. I get to sit down once in a blue moon. Off to the store to get the final items to stock the concession stand for the Varsity game. Maybe I can sit down tomorrow.

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  6. i dust my house once in a blue moon. :)

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  7. The rain comes to Missouri (once in a Blue Moon). Lucky for us, Hurricane Isaac is sending us some of that rare rain today! I LOVE your posts!

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  8. Wow. Never too late to learn something new! I saw the moon last night but never knew it was the Blue Moon! I know I didn't need my security lights on outside!
    Have a nice weekend Michelle...

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  9. Hoping for clear skies tonight...we're having a fire, so seeing the moon would be lovely :)

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  10. I say that a lot actually. Will it really be blue? I have never seen a blue moon I will be outside gaping at the sky for sure!

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  11. Ours only shows with a lick and promise...

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  12. There was a tavern in McMinnville, Oregon called the "Blue Moon". I thought it was a cool name then and still do.. and it's still there! I need to go "home" and visit and go into that place for the first time in my life. I will be watching the moon tonight. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  13. Samson says he went out to look for it when he heard about it on TV earlier in the month and found the moon looking like it always does and then he had a scary experience on top of it. I should show him this picture, which is just beautiful. And the moon is blue.

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  14. Until last year did not know anything about it. Overcast skies over here. Please have you all a good new month.

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  15. Once in a blue moon I can lounge, read cooking magazines and play all by myself in the kitchen.

    Awesome photo.

    Velva

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  16. You learn something new everyday. Love your shot and the new banner.

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  17. I just went out and saw our Moon..it is a totally clear sky for this special event and that in itself is.....Once in a blue moon! xo

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  18. Vaccum? What's that... does John Deere make one?

    My wife says I'd be more apt to vacuum if John Deere made one...

    Dann in Ohio

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  19. So does this mean all those things I do "once in a blue moon" have to now be done THIS WEEKEND?? Ughhh.

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  20. very cool shot...i like that!! the age-ing wood roof and the crescent daytime moon!! wow!!

    once in a blue moon...ditto the husband vacuuming...or doing a load of laundry...or letting me know that he used the last of something in the fridge or pantry...

    i better stop here... =)

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  21. Our Tuscan expression for this is: 'Ogni morte di papa' (Every time a popes die)...

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  22. Several years ago, Dan and I went to dinner and a movie and then stopped at the lake to see the gorgeous moon over the water. He introduced me to the blue moon and commented that on those days people do those things they only do once in a blue moon.

    Then he asked me to marry him.

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