Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Full Beaver Moon



This past weekend marked the Frost Moon.   


Also named the Full Beaver Moon because it arrives during the time beavers are preparing for winter.  


Also, traps can be set before swamps and wetlands begin to freeze.  




These photo were taken Monday morning, really as the moon was beginning to wane.  

"The moon is a loyal companion.  It never leaves, it is always there, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do.  Everyday it's a different version of itself.  Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light.  The moon understands what it means to be human.  Uncertain. Alone.  Cratered by imperfections."  

Tahereh Mafin, 
Shatter Me




36 comments:

  1. Those shots look a lot like the view I had from my tree stand Monday.

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  2. Morning Michelle, love the moon over the tree tops, beautiful. Missed it here, has been cloudy, Blessings Francine.

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  3. i have never heard of a frost moon. i need to research that one.
    lovely shots. ( :

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  4. the sky in texas cleared enough for me to see it, too. nice shots.

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  5. I love all the moon names. Beautiful shots!

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  6. I don't know much of the various names of the moon and it is always interesting the learn a new one. Great pictures and even better quote!

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  7. Stunning photos and what a powerful piece from T. Mafin, my Dad and his older brother were trappers, I'd heard of the Full Beaver Moon, not the Frost Moon.

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  8. Lovely photos! RETA@ http://evenhaazer.blogspot.com

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  9. I didn't know that about this month's moon. All I know is that I was out there just enjoying it as it rose above the juniper trees in our backyard the other night.

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  10. So wonderful, Michelle! Beautiful photos.

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  11. beautiful photos...I learned something new...

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  12. I adore that first photo.. lovely colors and composition.. inspiring words too. I like that part about cratered by imperfections.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  13. We celebrated the Beaver Moon this past weekend as well! It was beautiful as all full moons are! Love the pics

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  14. Ah for once I knew about Beaver moon. ;-) Delightful shots of my best silent friend, the one I talk to often (and no, I'm not crazy. Well... not totally yet!!!)

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  15. We had clouds but finally got to see it come up last night and it was still up 13 hours later when we went to the bus stop. Strange how the moon can shine so much longer than the sun.

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  16. Beautiful, I think we had too many clouds to see it, but I swear I spend more time looking at the moon since I got my new camera.

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  17. I looked straight up at it through the kitchen skylight in our cabin up on the top of the mountain. It was beautiful.

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  18. This is the first I have heard of a full beaver moon.

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  19. is it hiding - or are the trees lifting . . i can't decide - I DO know those a brilliant shots.

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  20. Funny. I was just looking at it out my window.

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  21. Interesting. I've not heard of either of these moons. Frost Moon definitely applied here!

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  22. Frost moon? Beaver moon? Where I come from, it is called the "moon." We are a little short of poetry.

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  23. So, so pretty. I should have gotten out early to see that, Michelle. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Oh, what a beautiful view of the moon. Hate to think of beaver's in traps, though :( xo K

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  25. Gorgeous shots Michelle. I learned something new here, thank you. Never heard of a frost moon before...

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  26. Lovely shots Michelle! Yep, trapping season in starting to gear up.

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  27. Beautiful! So did you see any beaver??

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  28. I've been enjoying the moon this week, but I had never heard of the Beaver Moon. This is exactly the kind of information I live for!!
    We have lots of beavers here in our Land of 10,000 Lakes, and even more wetlands. :)

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  29. Very nice post!
    Thanks & Welcome for your comment and your next visit to my blogs.
    Have a nice day! Cath.

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  30. oh nice. Beautiful takes.

    Thank you for coming to my blog and commenting. Appreciated dear.

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  31. I know I've missed the point but nothing better than a silhouette against a morning or evening sky. The moon gives it another dimension.

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