This morning, the sky was covered in clouds. And I had no luck seeing the Full Hunter’s Moon. Therefore, I’ll post photos of the October Full Moon from the year 2016. Btw, that Moon was a perigee Moon (Supermoon), two years ago.
The Hunter’s Moon 2016
The Hunter’s Full Moon at the morning of October 16, 2016.
The perigee Hunter’s Moon in 2016
Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon, Sanguine Moon
The Hunter’s Moon is also the October Full Moon. The leaves fall from the trees and the fields stand empty after harvest. The forest’s animals have fattened up for the winter ahead. The thinning leaves and empty fields made this an easier time to hunt in preparation for the winter ahead.
The October full moon is about honoring that which has passed; the plants and the animals that gave their lives to sustain ours and our ancestors who brought us into being and helped shape our world. Cook old family recipes or retell old family stories in honor of your ancestors. (www.naturalsuburban.com)
It will be only four more day until we will have the Harvest Full Moon. Hopefully, the sky stays clear long enough for me capturing a photo. We suppose to get more rain by Wednesday.
Tonight’s Waxing Gibbous Moon (10-20-2018)
Tonight’s Full Harvest Moon (09-24-2018)
Harvest Moon, Corn Moon, Barley Moon
The pumpkins, squash and beans are ready for harvest. And the bright light of the Harvest Moon allows us the extra time needed to finish the harvest. The leaves on the trees begin to turn color. The Summer’s sunshine gives way to the Autumn’s darkening evenings. The September Full Moon is a time to find balance in our lives, of settling into a slower rhythm after the Summer’s adventures. It is a time of giving thanks and enjoying the abundance in our lives.
The Waning Gibbous Moon on September 2, 2015
Today is the 49th Anniversary, when Apollo 11 landed with three Astronauts aboard, on the Moon. On July 20, 1969 at 10:00 PM CST, Neil Armstrong announced, that he would make “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
While Kevin was sanding the doors for our kitchen cabinets, I came outside to look at his progress in the garage. Surprised, I saw Luna and Venus dancing close together in the western evening sky. Since the moon is still in it’s early waxing stages, Venus shines very bright tonight.
Venus & the Waxing Crescent Moon in tonight’s sky (07-15-2018)
June 17, 2018
When we left Page in Arizona, we still had two to two and a half hours, before we arrived at the resort east of Zion National Park. Southern Utah has the same landscape as Northern Arizona.
Landscape west of Lake Powell in Arizona
Southern Utah doesn’t look different than Northern Arizona 😉
Kevin, the girls and I finally made it to our destination, the Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort, in the early evening. After we checked in, we went to our cabin to get our luggage in and have a sandwich for dinner. Sara wanted to go for a swim, so we’ve got her ready and walked down to the pool. While Kevin kept an eye on her, Katelynn and I walked around to check out the area. They have quite a bit of activities for children and teens at the resort. There’s ping-pong, wall climbing, mini golf, a pool … just to name a hand full of activities.
The Check-in area of Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort
Cowboy Cabin in Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort
We know, who sleeps on top of the bunk bed.
It says it all. 😉
The pool had guests from dawn to dusk.
I saw a hummingbird at the Hot Poker. Unfortunately I wasn’t fast enough with my camera. It’s alright. I still enjoyed the hummingbird, saying “Hello”.
Sara loved the pool in Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort
Sara goes down the slide at the pool.
When Katelynn and I came back, Kevin went with Katelynn to the Recreation Center on the property. Katelynn went sip lining, and Kevin informed himself what we could do with the rest of the evening at the resort. He found out, that Zion Ponderosa has a Sunset Jeep Ride, which takes the guests up to a mountain. The area is hard to reach with a regular car. The best way to get up there is in a Jeep or with an ATV. I was definitely in for that. At 8 PM local time, we went with three Jeeps up to this mountain. On top of it, our guide/driver explained to us how this mountain range formed and that the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument doesn’t end in so-called park. It reaches all the way from Salt Lake City to the northern rim of the Grand Canyon. Standing on that mountain, it can be seen perfectly as a staircase. It was very beautiful up there. We watched the sunset, while standing on the roof of Zion National Park. The guide showed us, where the Narrows begin in that valley in front of us. Looking on the other side of the hill, we could see our resort. Shortly after the sunset, we made our way back to Zion Ponderosa. Getting up was the easy part, getting down was a little more adventurous. The trail is much narrower. Sometimes we’ve got a little smack across the face from nature. 😀
Haha! Bret Michaels’ mini-me 😀 😉
On top of the mountain
All the way down in the valley begin the Narrows
I love this tree.
Looking southwest from the moutain
Kevin, Katelynn, Sara and I enjoy this wonderful view from the mountain.
Our star is almost set.
This photo could be a part of an add …
… so could this one. 😉
Cool looking tree and the waxing crescent Moon
It got a little bit dusty down hill.
Coming back, we walked to our cabin. Katelynn and Sara tumbled on top of the bunk bed, while Kevin and I enjoyed the view on the cabin’s porch. I’ve got my camera set up to capture several photos of the Milky Way. That Sunday night, I was too tired to get a perfect shot. But it was fun seeing so many stars in the sky.
The Milky Way in the late evening hours.
The Milky Way behind a Pioneer Wagon
… to be continued …