Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Full Long Nights Moon...


Tonight is the Full Long Night's Moon...

"The Full Cold Moon; or the Full Long Nights Moon – December During this month the winter cold fastens its grip, and nights are at their longest and darkest. It is also sometimes called the Moon before Yule. The term Long Night Moon is a doubly appropriate name because the midwinter night is indeed long, and because the Moon is above the horizon for a long time. The midwinter full Moon has a high trajectory across the sky because it is opposite a low Sun."

Snow is forecast here, for Tuesday. 
Snow 18 | 12 °F
80% chance of precipitation
So, will it be viewable?

Technically, it is the Full Moon on Monday night also.  And Mon. night is to be clear.  (As I compose this, on Mon. afternoon) ...

And yes, I could see the Long Night Full Moon, just about straight overhead, last night.  (Mon. night)  :-)

"Then  I would be slap-dashing home,the gravy smell of the dinners of others, the bird smell, the brandy, the pudding and mince, coiling up to my nostrils..."
~Dylan Thomas

The above quote is from "A Child's Christmas In Wales,"
 by Dylan Thomas.

 A simply beautiful filmed version of it, is on DVD.  But the price is now prohibitive.  -sigh-  Which is so sad, because it is beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.  I'm glad I got ours, some time ago... 

(Read full print version here.......)

Mmmm, a week from today, is Christmas Eve.  -chuckle-  I wonder how many readers, are "done"?  ,-)  I'm not, that's for sure.  Although I know "what" is yet to be gotten/done.

But the "dreaded" wrapping is yet to be done!  Eeeek!  Not much.  We get mainly for the "Grands."  But still, there isssssssssssss wrrrrrrrapping to be done. 

I wonder if everyone has one Holiday Task, which they really don't like?  Aren't humans funny?  We say we love, love, love the Holiday Season.  But not each-and-every-part-of-it.  :-))))

Courage, with getting your least favorite part.....  Done!



NanaDiana said...

Tessa- I have never heard it called Full Long Nights Moon. That sounds like a Native American term to me- wonder if that is where it originated? Love it!

I am getting there. Still have some sewing to do for the SweetCheeks dolly but other than that I think I have things covered. I do NOT like wrapping unless I have a LOT of time!

Hope you have a great day. We have SUN today- Whooo Hoooo! xo Diana

It's me said...

Merry Christmas darling...love and blesssings from me...x !

Art @ Home said...

A woman after my own heart….I love Dylan Thomas, and I love that you've quoted him on this post!

Sylvia said...

Good morning Tessa, love your photo's. I am finished with buying now the wrapping has started and it will take awhile for that cause I am so slow, not my favorite thing to do.