Friday, April 26, 2013

Peony Moon

It was shining bright last night, and promises the same tonight.

wonderful painting:   "Peony Moon"   by Michelle Lee 

I love this name for the April full moon, which also goes by  Full Pink Moon , Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon and — among coastal tribes — the Full Fish Moon, when the shad come upstream to spawn.

here is a photo of last night's moon, from the Facebook page EarthSky:

and here's another artist's image : Large Peony with Moon,  by Veronica Winters:

The Peonies in my garden have very tight buds, and with this cool Spring, they don't look ready to bloom for a while... which is fine with me.  The profusion of Tulips, Lilies of the Valley, Ajuga, and Moss Phlox don't need any more competition .

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