Sunday, September 22, 2013

Harvest Moon

Up in the country at my BIL farm on Wednesday, Sept 18,  I got a beautiful shot of the harvest moon.


According to internet research, the full moon is called Harvest Moon because many fruits and vegetables tend to ripen in late summer and early fall in the Northern Hemisphere.  In the days before electricity, the farmer relied on moons light to harvest crops.
 
Another word I found was  "full moon corn". 
 
 
That song "Shine On, Shine On Harvest Moon" makes so much more sense now.
 
Shine on, shine on harvest moon up in the sky
I ain't had no lovin since Jan, Feb, June or July
 Snow time ain't no time
to stay outdoors and spoon
So shine on shine on
Harvest moon for me and my gal.
 
 
 
Linking with BLUE MONDAY
 
 
 
Ann

12 comments:

LV said...

A very nice moon shot. I never have much luck on getting a good one.

Theresa said...

I have been enjoying the moon too:) Have a blessed week dear friend, HUGS!

Patty Antle said...

Great photo and the blue sky is a lovely shade. It could have been taken in my place, Indiana, with those corn stalks. Wishing you a great week!

SmilingSally said...

Hi Ann,

You've got me humming!

Thanks for being so faithful to Blue Monday, and for sharing your blue.

Marleen said...

You captured the moon very well. Have a great Monday!

Brittany Ruth said...

Thanks for the nice blog comment Ann. Glad you love Bavaria!

Sarah ~ Magnolias Attic said...

Beautiful moon, and the sky is such a lovely blue!

Wandering Wren said...

Hi Ann

Great minds think alike - lovely to see your harvest moon (great shot too) and to learn more about the history. Them 'twer the days when the farmers needed the moon's light to harvest rather than having light pollution.
Have a great week
Wrenx

Neesie said...

Hello Ann,
It's my first visit to you and Happy Blue Monday but I'm having such fun.
It's great to nip around the globe with such ease. I've been travelling for 24 years and this is so much easier ;D
It was an incredible Harvest Moon wasn't it. I captured it too. It was stunning lighting up all the farmers fields with the wheat bales.
That's a great photo.
Have a great week and thanks for nipping over to my place earlier.
xoxo

jeanne, backyard neighbor said...

I love your Harvest Moon pic Ann. Interesting to read the words to that song and give it a different meaning now. Smile.
I am late with my comment but life just gets in the way sometimes.

Happy Blue Monday.
Jeanne

Anni said...

AND loads of babies are born ...

Annesphamily said...

Ann this is just perfect! I love the words to that old classic song and the moon shot is beautiful! The moon always makes me smile! It reminds me how faithful God is.
Have a beautiful weekend.
Hugs Anne

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