full moon rising

9.09.2014

last night i watched the the full moon rise over the ridge. there was a slight wind blowing in the aspen trees and their leaves softly clapped. to me, it sounded as though they were applauding the her grand entrance. i make no pretense about my fascination with the moon; her tidal force pulls at my soul and it is never stronger than in september when she assumes the title of harvest moon. even though the equinox on the 22nd marks the first official day of fall, it is the harvest moon that ushers the season in for me. i love the summer with its long days and warm nights, set to the song of the cicada. but i come alive in the fall. autumn is my season and october is my month. remarkable things always happen in the fall: birthdaysanniversaries, and inspiring feats of endurance. but more than the celebrations and festivals, the costumes and candy is the diffused grey of a low hanging fog, the swirl of leaves at your feet, and the earthy bounties. yes, autumn is my season.

24 comments:

Claudin Mangum said...

when the little ones and i went outside to set-up our breakfast picnic, we were greeted by a mild grey morning. it feels like the early glimpses of fall to me, here in NC. my hearted leaped and i do think my coffee tasted a little sweeter...

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

What a stunning sight to behold! We never seem to get a good view of the moon from our apartment.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Ting said...

What a pretty photo! x

Eggs royale on a saturday

lucinda said...

thank you, ting!

lucinda said...

the full moon is always so enchanting, i encourage you to get outside next time it cycles around!

lucinda said...

that sounds so lovely! and your right, things do seem to taste sweeter when your heart is in a happy place ;)

Indy O'Hara said...

Lovely photo! Happy fall! My birthday is on the 21st of September, and when I was young that day was always the equinox. Even though it's usually technically the 22 now, I always like to count the first day of fall as my birthday, haha. :)

lucinda said...

that's awesome! what a cool birthdate, i'll be thinking of you on the equinox. ;D

Amy S. said...

Great photo!
After growing up in a big city with all the lights, noise, etc, when I first came here, it was amazing to me how much more the stars and moon stand out, and how beautiful they are. It's especially nice when you're out in a remote spot, it's very quiet, and you can sit there for ages just taking in the immensity of it all. I'm glad you got to experience it while you were here :-)

Kate Amunrud said...

It is, first of all, so refreshing to see a blogger acknowledging that Summer isn't over yet. (We still have about half a month!) Secondly, what a great image! You're a true talent.

Teru Camacho-Hull said...

Yes, September...the quietness of the days, the light arrives at another angle, making the saturation of the colors of the fall, life gets on schedule, sweet nostalgia that fills the air with the perfume of past memories. Maybe your birthday borders with this month that has always been my favorite, at once announcing your favorite season and to me, your arrival to this world...

Teru Camacho-Hull said...

...your words are sweeter than my coffee this morning, and I like it sweet enough, but my heart got bigger and brighter than the moon last night...because when I got you, you did not come alone!

Sarah said...

Autumn is my season, too! Hello, Harvest Moon! I do hope your legs have been feeling better, friend. Praying for you, friend!

Latrina M. said...

So beautifully written! I loved this. :) I know what you mean, I thrive in Autumn! I noticed the moon the other night and couldn't help but stand there in awe. It's truly something else and I just love how you captured it so beautifully. :)

Katherine said...

you describe this so beautifully! amazing shot also! I'm looking forward to fog on the fields, the brilliant crisp days and the smell of chimney smoke. : )

lucinda said...

yes! the stars shine much brighter without the distraction and "noise" of a big city. it is so very peaceful.

lucinda said...

thank you, thank you kate!

lucinda said...

beautiful! xox

lucinda said...

ah! thank you latrina, a tremendous compliment! xo

lucinda said...

so lovely, katherine! you've depicted a wonderful image, yeay for autumn!

Alice said...

Stunning photo!

lucinda said...

thanks ;)

Hannah Smith | fox and willow said...

I feel like autumn is FINALLY just arriving here in Ca and I couldn't be happier!

Run like a G! said...

For some reason, I thought I had commented on this post. I just wanted to tell you that I love your writing and your pictures are absolutely beautiful! I am so glad I found your blog :)

 

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