Well, it’s that time in the annual calendar for the June full moon, and for the first time since starting my Full Moon In Song series, my birthday has coincided with that spectacle in the sky. It’s a big birthday, and one that entitles me to a free bus pass here in Scotland (feels a bit surreal to be honest), but sadly it will be spent in lockdown. I am hopeful however that one set of neighbours will be able to “socially distance” with us in our garden later on, but it does look as if it might rain.
The full moon we should be able to see in the sky tonight, cloud cover permitting, is the Strawberry Moon and I wrote about it here two years ago. For those in the know this was a very personal post, so quite apt that I reblog it today on my birthday. For everyone else, enjoy the music of Glenn Miller, and the beautiful cover version of the song Moonlight Serenade by Ms Carly Simon.
Since discovering that all full moons have a name (given to them by the Native Americans who kept track of the months by the lunar calendar), I have written about each one as they appear in our skies. To accompany the post I always include one of the numerous songs that have been written about the moon and its many foibles.
Well I don’t know about you, but it seems ages since I’ve seen a bright moon, as it doesn’t get dark up here in the North of Scotland until way after my bedtime at this time of year. By hook or by crook however I intend to catch the one that should grace our skies later on this week, on Thursday night. This full moon is called the Strawberry Moon, because for the Algonquin tribes of North America, June was the month the wild berries started to ripen and…
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