Moon Journey: The Dark Moon

In my desire to deepen my connected with nature, I’m expanding my knowledge of the moon. While I’ve watched the moon pass through its phases and thought about planting by them, I haven’t given the ever-changing orbiting satellite my full attention or acted on those thoughts.

As I explore the moon further, I’ll share my journey here. Today, I am marking the dark moon. It’s also known as the new moon and black moon.

In garden lore, this is a day to rest, rejuvenate, think about what has transpired since the last dark moon and to meditate. If this was a season for gardening, I’d do no planting, no pruning, no digging. I would observe the garden to see how it has changed, how it grew and how it didn’t grow. I’d not put into action any plans, only observe and make plans.

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Flight of the Graveyard Fairy

The heat from the grass and forest permeated the still air in the small clearing and when I breathed in, nature’s energy filled my lungs. Closing my eyes, I heard a slight rustling of leaves high in the trees and a distant cry of an unknown bird. Here, far from the city, people and motor vehicles, the earth relaxed, time stood still and the body felt at home.

As I made my way towards the headstones dotting the burial ground, I wondered if I had enough time to capture images of every marker. The kids were eager to get to the blueberry field and didn’t want to linger at yet another graveyard. They followed close behind, asking if that person was related, or what did the little lamb on the stone indicate and how much longer was this going to take?

To be honest, my kids didn’t often complain when visiting cemeteries even after they’d been dragged through several dozen. Something always appeared to entertain them even if it was just a hapless toad hopping across our path.

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