The sun is starting to set.
It is the Full Flower Moon Night!
Full Moon is at the second hour and fifty-first minute, Eastern Daylight Time, May 13, 2006.
For me that means tonight the moon will be almost full and than tomorrow it will be almost full. I choose both nights for Full Moon time.
We are star gazers. We sit out on the deck, with all the light pollution, and gaze at the stars. It is nice to know the different planets and constellations.
I am a Moon Beam sort of girl.
She is so beautiful in all of her stages.
I do new moon and crescent moon.
I adore Blue Moon!
So under the Full Flower Moon tonight I will take a moon bath.
I shall gather a bouquet of garden flowers for my lap and enjoy the smells,
while I watch her rise. The flowers and I shall sit quietly on the deck.
A cup of tea and a wee cake for refreshment.
At bed time I shall draw my bath water.
My flowers will go into the tub with me.
I shall enjoy a goblet of May Wine.
I shall take my camera out and see if I can capture the moon as she rises.
I was able to capture Full Flower Moon after she rose above the tree tops.
Q's May Wine
2 quarts of chilled white grape juice
Pealed and sliced orange
4 sprigs of sweet woodsworth leaves only, no flowers
place orange slices and sweet woodsworth in the white grape juice.
After 20 minutes remove the sweet woodsworth
Sometimes I will use fresh strawberries instead of the orange. Those I slice in half. Also sometimes I will wilt the sweet wordswoth by cutting my sprigs a day early and letting it dry over night on a plate on the counter. It gives a bit more flavor when it is wilted.
May 13th, 2006 is also International Bird Day
The birds and I have an understanding. I take care to make sure they have food, water and shelter. They sing to me and eat grubs and entertain. We are friends. Lots of bird stories from my house and gardens. Many bushes and flowers have been planted by the birds. Some I keep others I go ahead and send to the compost. As I am working outside I am trying to teach location, location, location. A few of the residents will tap on the windows of my office or chirp at the window ledge if they are out of water. This past week I was visited by many birds. Some new to the feeders. When I do have, new to me, visitors, I call my husband with a bird report. When the Blue Bird came last week I was so very excited. We live in the city. I rarely see a blue bird.
The bird feeding station has given me hours of enjoyment.
The Goldfinches hang around all day.
They truly are wild canaries! Such singers.
We often have the garage door open since we come and go so much. We noticed the wrens would be perched in a basket or on one of the shelves. Than we saw a nest, high up on one of the shelves inside some old paper coffee filters! Not a good location for baby birds. We just can not keep the garage door open all the time so the birds have access! I guess we could install some sort of bird door. The shelf is right next to the kitchen door too. Not a very good spot. Next thing I would know baby birds would be in the house. It could be a mess.
We moved their nest carefully.
I hope it is still usable.