Friday, September 4, 2009

Full Corn Moon (247/365)

2009 09 04 IMG_9631 
“Tell me what you feel in your room when the full moon is shining in upon you and your lamp is dying out, and I will tell you how old you are, and I shall know if you are happy”

Henri Frederic Amiel (Swiss writer known for his masterpiece Journal intime, 1821-1881)


TIME:  8:28 PM
PLACE:  The backyard
SUBJECT:  The moon

Well, Miss StellaDella has some sort of virus.  She spiked a 104 degree fever about 12:20 this morning.  She was talking in her sleep a mile a minute with the fever. Tylenol got her temp back down and her comfortable enough to where she could sleep peacefully.  Then about 5:30am the medication wore off and the cycle started again.  DramaQueen didn’t feel well this morning either, but she didn’t have a fever.  So a visit to the pediatrician was in order for strep tests and a flu test for SD.  The tests came back negative for both, so that means they have a virus, but not strep or the flu.  SD threw up in the exam room – right in the plastic trash can.  Poor little thing!  Rest, fluids and Tylenol is the prescription.  Hopefully in about 3 days this too shall pass.  Then I am sure that MonkeyBoy will come down with it as well.  They like to “spread the joy” to one another.  Why does it seem that sicknesses the only thing they really like to share?

Isn’t the moon beautiful tonight?  The Harvest moon (the full moon closest to the equinox) will occur on October 4th.    This full moon is known as the “Full Corn Moon.  Sometimes also called the Fruit Moon; such monikers were used for a full moon that occurs during the first week of September, so as to keep the Harvest Moon from coming too early in the calendar.”  (From SPACE.com).  Tomorrow night (Saturday), the moon is supposed to be the biggest and brightest of 2009 – be sure to go and check it out and maybe even take a picture.  I’m sure I will be out there again. 

6 comments:

Christina said...

Beautiful view of the moon tonight!!!

~Just me again~ said...

Awesome shot! You must have one powerful camera. I've been trying to get one, but I dont think I have enough zoom.

I hope your kids are feeling better soon!

bentonflocke said...

poor children! Hope they are feeling better soon!!

And the moonshot turned out fantastic!!

Mari said...

I saw this moon and heard about the corn moon. I thought about trying to get a shot of it, but I have no luck with shots of the moon. You did great!

Robert Hill said...

Love the moon.

SaraG said...

WOW, awesome photo of the moon.
Hope the family is feeling better!!
Take care