Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Moon in Tuscany

I have never been to Tuscany but it is one of my dream destinations.
This weeks full moon with its crimson golden aura transports my soul to a cafe in Tuscany under a sky of twinkling stars that dance sweetly with the full Strawberry moon.

I adore strawberries and according to "The Farmers Almanac"..

 June's Full Moon is called the Full Strawberry Moon

Full Moon names date back to Native Americans, of what is now the northern and eastern United States. The tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full Moon. Their names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred. There was some variation in the Moon names, but in general, the same ones were current throughout the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior. European settlers followed that custom and created some of their own names. Since the lunar month is only 29 days long on the average, the full Moon dates shift from year to year.

• Full Strawberry Moon – June. This name was universal to every Algonquin tribe. However, in Europe they called it the Rose Moon. Also because the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries comes each year during the month of June . . . so the full Moon that occurs during that month was christened for the strawberry!

So this is why the air in June smells so sweet :)

As I gaze at what remains of the June Full Moon,I am reminded that magic is everywhere if we only believe in it ..Sweet Dreams !

Here is a picture that was taken of the Eclipse from Sicily.

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