Friday, June 13, 2014

Full Strawberry Moon in June

A full moon on a Friday the 13th. Specifically, Friday, June 13th, at 4:11 the moon was full.

A silvery moon in June. Also a Rose Moon. And a Strawberry Moon.

Some trivia: the Strawberry Moon is one of the few full moon names that is universal to every Algonquin tribe.

I like the details and simple balance in this painting of the Strawberry Moon, by Leah Dorion. A wise grandmother sitting and teaching her young granddaughter the cultural values and beliefs related to the Strawberry Moon of June, a note of infinity hovering above their clasped hands.

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Went down to the boat that night and the full moon was huge in the sky, pink as a strawberry, and peeking through the clouds.

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