Thursday, August 22, 2013

Full Moon...

One of the names for the August Full Moon is called the Full Red Moon due to haze that can be in the air.  This picture doesn't look totally red, but it is, in real life, an orange-red due to the forest fires burning in and around our state.  The skies are gray and hazy almost every day and so our view of the moon reflects the colors of pink, red, orange and varied colors in between.

The moon always makes me think of people.  I imagine friends and family across the globe looking at the same moon that I do, and I give thanks for all of those special people.  It's a silent, thoughtful time for me, and a time that I worship God and praise Him for the beauty of the earth.  I sometimes think of all the people of history who went before us, all gazing at the same moon I see, all planning their days by the seasons of the same moon.  It makes me feel small and yet important --  that God placed me here too and has a plan for me.  The moon is a reminder that God is in control.  I have comfort in that.

What do you think of when you see the moon?

"See how nature -- trees, flower, grass -- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence....we need silence to be able to touch souls."
Mother Teresa of Calcutta


  1. Beautiful shot of the August full moon!
    I'm happy to know that God is in control, too.

  2. Well expressed! When we can see the full moon on a clear night it looks so beautiful and I'm very thankful for its light. I'm sorry to hear that the forest fires burning in and around your state create the appearance of an orange-red moon. No matter how beautiful that's rather sad.

  3. Whenever I see the moon or a clear night full of stars, my thoughts immediately are of God. Maybe because the moon is so beautiful in its different forms, maybe a glance at the moon means I have a minute to think on such things instead of having my head down? I don't know exactly, but I do love it!

  4. Of all the heavenly bodies, the moon seems to me to the most mysterious, to have the most personality and temperament, to have beauty and coyness and secrets. She's definitely feminine, and in charge of her sky.

  5. I wish I could say that I had such wonderful thoughts but honestly I just look at it for it's beauty!! Dianntha

  6. For the beauty of the earth,
    for the glory of the skies,
    for the love which from our birth
    over and around us lies;
    Lord of all, to thee we raise
    this our hymn of grateful praise.

    I find myself humming my favorite hymn when I see a glorious view of the moon.

  7. You always take such pretty pictures of the moon -- when I try, mine are all just little specs. Our moon has been tinged red here too -- it's been just gorgeous!

  8. Yes, I am a moon lover, too. I do think of you, Jody, when I see the moon out my window and I say a prayer for my like-hearted Gumbo Lily.

  9. God hung the moon! It was beautiful this month, the dogs and I sat on the porch and basked in His glory.


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