September 12, 2011 § 1 Comment
We had the good fortune to watch the Harvest Moon rise from the porch of one of our neighbors this evening. Her house is hard by the Sheepscot River with a beautiful view of Crow Island and the osprey’s nest atop a pole at the foot of the Crow Island dock. Our neighbors–Carol, Rich, and Kristen–joined us to celebrate this once-a-year event. While we waited for the moon to rise, the parent osprey brought a fish to the nest and then decided to carry it to a nearby tree to enjoy for itself.
For those not in the know, the Harvest Moon is the full moon nearest to the autumnal equinox. Because this full moon rises so close to sunset, farmers could extend their workday during the all-important harvest period, thus the name. A beautiful sight to behold. I’m sure my photography does not do it justice, but I tried.