Thursday, May 03, 2007

The Song Moon...

This seems to be my year to miss every opportunity to see the full moon! Nevertheless, I went back to my favorite source for old moon names to find out whose light was seeping in around the bamboo shades last night. It was the Song Moon, whose softness cast a glow of light throughout the night.

The transition from April into May finds the occupants of the Quiet Country House unusually busy. I have been working at two different school libraries, doing my best imitation of a Soccer Mom, and pampering myself just a bit. Tonight I will be modelling two vintage wedding gowns in a bridal fashion show. More about that tomorrow (maybe even photos...?)

Out in the garden, the bees are as busy as my family has been of late. Things are blooming, the bees are busy gathering and pollinating, and tender seedlings are pushing through the soil as if eager to see what all the buzz is about. I know exactly what it's all about, and I know of what the Song Moon is singing: It is spring. It is beauty, and energy, and vitality, bursting forth in fragrant, colorful, commotion. It is life renewing itself. And maybe, as I have been today, the Earth is pampering herself just a bit!


photos by Aisling, 1) the setting sun over the lake, 2) narcissus

4 comments:

Rapunzel said...

Gorgeous moon, Aisling!

I'd love to see you modeling those vintage gowns, I am sure they suit you perfectly!

Catherine Mary said...

Your photo of the setting sun is amazing! When I saw the full moon the other night I was wondering what was the folk name for it. Also, I am looking forward to seeing the bridal gowns. I hope you post pictures. I still like to look through bridal magazines and remember playing "bride" when I was little. It's been 27 years since I wore my own bridal dress.

Aisling said...

Catherine Mary, Thank you! I will post photos of the bridal fashion show, if someone emails some. Those my daughter took are very blurry because of the lighting. It was fun, and when we came home I tried my own wedding dress to show her. It has been almost 20 years since I wore that down the aisle!

Aisling said...

Rapunzel, That was actually the sun setting, rather than the moon. Sadly, I missed seeing the full moon, though I could have had a gorgeous photo of the almost-full moon this morning if I hadn't been too busy rubbing the sleep out of my eyes! I hope someone emails a good photo to me from the show. I may just have to post a blurry one, if not, just to give you the idea! *grin*