Almost the Wolf Moon

Yesterday, Clif, Liam, and I went for a walk in the woods behind the high school. It was late afternoon, almost dusk. The setting sun sent slanting rays through the woods, but the shadows were deep enough to give everything a blue cast.

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The little stream runs so fast that it only has a skim of ice. I like the heart-shaped cap of snow on the rock, and I might use this photo for a Valentine’s card.

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The stones in the wall also have caps of snow, albeit none that look like hearts.

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The brook is slower moving than the stream, and while it isn’t completely frozen, it has enough ice on it to muffle the sound of the moving water. Will it get cold enough this winter so that the brook freezes entirely?

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When the wind blows through the woods, leaves and branches fall, making natural arrangements.

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The trail twists through the woods until we come to another section of the stone wall. I was taken by this striated rock with snow.

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When we came out of the woods, there was the almost-full moon—the Wolf Moon—rising by the school.

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On Sunday, the moon will be full. If the night is clear and the night isn’t too cold, Clif, Liam, and I might take a walk in the woods and honor the moon.

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18 thoughts on “Almost the Wolf Moon”

  1. The moon was so bright when the sky cleared last night that it woke me up! A bit frigid for a walk, but I contemplated trying to photograph the moon shadows on the snow. But, being the middle of the night, I went back to bed. Maybe tonight.

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