Friday, March 21, 2014

Full Worm Moon

March is the month of the Full Worm Moon. 

The Full Worm Moon was given its name by the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior.

At the time of this spring moon, (this is in the Northern Hemisphere) the ground begins to soften and earthworm casts reappear, inviting the return of robins. In some regions, this is also known as the Sap Moon, as it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow and the annual tapping of maple trees begins.

Here in East Africa, full moon in March occurred on the of 16th March.  As we left the fishing spot on Sunday evening, my DH drove slowly, stopping at various strategic points so that I could capture this beautiful phenomena.
The full moon over the haul road as we left the mine

 The full moon over the town inside the boom gate

Full moon over the Guest House opposite our house

 Full moon over our house

 Full moon through the fence around our house

Full moon 

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And as the Full Worm Moon is also known as the Spring Moon, yesterday, 20th March was the first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. I with my thin African blood cannot imagine what it's like to endure a long and harsh winter such as you have in parts of North America. So in solidarity with my friend, Lori from the State of Western New York, I have also posted a flower/bloom a day until such time that the snow melts in her area and the warm weather arrives. 

During the year we spent in Kenya, living in a remote valley within the Great Rift Valley, I completely changed my garden from exotic to indigenous. (When I looked around, all the gardeners in our lane had followed suit and changed their Mzungus gardens to user-friendly, maintenance free gardening!) 

Nevertheless, I deviated in one area, and that was to resurrect the old rose garden under our bedroom window. (I later discovered dhalias coming up in between my African plants at the side entrance to our house, but that's another story!)

So today I'm posting a photo of the rose garden and also a close-up of one of the many blooms which rewarded me and my loyal gardener, Stanley with its beauty.
 The resurrected rose garden in front of our house in Kenya

A close-up of one of the many blooms in that rose garden




  1. Hi Jo. That last moon shot and rose are gorgeous

  2. Jo, I love the moon shots. The last full moon is so big and pretty. Lovely rose! Have a happy weekend!

  3. Such wonderment!! And beauty...the moon glow is awesome. As are your beautiful roses.

  4. Terrific moon shots, Jo!! And what a beautiful moon it is! Love your rose as well! Hope you're ready for a great weekend!! Enjoy!

  5. Love the moon and the Rose!!
    Both beautiful!

  6. Wow - glorious moon and rose shots.

  7. So neat that you have a Rose Garden... That is one of our favorite flowers --as you know!!!! Can't wait til we get some blooms here (although it will be awhile).

    Love your moon shots... I really struggle with good moon photos.


  8. Wonderful moon shots, Jo. I love the last three shots. And what a pretty rose to remind those of us in the northern hemisphere that flowers do exist, although I don't expect to see any here until May.
    Hugs to you and Grant and the animals,
    Luv, K

  9. Your moon photos are amazing Jo… I was watching it rise through and then above the trees last Saturday night, but my camera is not good at telephoto… so I enjoyed witnessing with my eyes alone.

  10. I haven't gone moon photographing in ages


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