November and December are always unpredictable. It always keeps G on edge. When will the first frost happen? How long will it freeze? Will it snow? How many days of rain? The weather forecasters predict a colder and wetter year than normal for the Pacific Northwest. It started today. Snow arrived around 10am but fortunately it did not stick around. It never got warmer than 36 degrees but that was fine. I spent the day cooking.
But tonight, the clouds have parted, the sky is clear and the thermometer is dropping. It is 30 degrees at 7pm. It will probably get down to the mid 20's. But the moon has come out. Tonight is a blue moon. I thought a blue moon is the second full moon in a month but there are actually two definitions. The second definition is the third full moon of a four moon season.
- What makes November full moon a blue moon?
"The Old Farmer’s Almanac defined a Blue Moon as an extra full moon that occurred in a season. One season – winter, spring, fall, summer – typically has three full moons. If a season has four full moons, then the third full moon may be called a Blue Moon."
I have never heard that before. I've only heard the more recent definition of the 2nd full moon in a month. No matter what the definition - it is beautiful.
Here's one of my favorite versions of the song "Blue Moon" - Cowboy Junkies