At 12:45 a.m. ET (or 10:45 p.m. here in Arizona), we will be under the second full moon of 2007. Since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month, native tribes of the north and east most often called February's full moon the Full Snow Moon. Some tribes also referred to this moon as the Full Hunger Moon, since harsh weather conditions in their areas made hunting very difficult.

The Cherokee called it the
Bony Moon, while Dakotah Sioux called it Moon of the Raccoon, or Moon When Trees Pop. Colonial Americans called this moon Trapper's Moon; but in China their view was a tad different = Budding Moon.

In my mind's eye, a picture comes quickly as I read each title. That makes me smile (the exception is
Full Hunger Moon and even though I try to whiz past THAT title, my warp speed thought process has already conjured up pictures of starving children with haunting eyes.) Note to self: remember to work on my effort to 'quiet my mind'.

I share with you, my interpretation of
Full Snow Moon. Tinted in Picasa, this is my favorite of all time images to use in my artwork.

My wish for you tonight is that wherever you are or whatever timezone you happen to be in, that you have the ability to see the glorious and gorgeous full moon.


Autumn said...

That is really pretty. I just ran across your blog for the first time. Very nice..I will be back again

zUzU said...

oh oh OH =^..^= ohoh

This is a beautiful post ...
Although it nearly sent me into shock.
I thought for the briefest of moments ...
That the picture was of your yard outside.

El Ninõ ... Full moon ... Nothing should surprise me. But still my heart jumped just a bit upon openning your blog!

And YES ... you betcha i'll be here Saturday
with BELLS ON! I already have you listed ...
on my page as one of the links in the chain!
And ... I want in on this next one for sure.

I love and adore hearts.
Do I really hafta wait until Saturday to know?

Whatcha makin' ???
I know ... something with a heart on it.

Not enough info :o)
I'm going to bed ... maybe when I wakeup,
it will be Saturday in Arizona ::giggle::

=^..^= XOXOXOX zU

Gypsy Purple said...

Lovely image...enjoyed the post as well. Was nice to visit

Joan said...

How beautiful! Thank you for sharing, Rella!

zUzU said...

is it saturday yet?

Rella said...

Thanks so much for visiting zuzu, Joan, Chamara and Autumn...and how I wish (in a crazy way) that was my backyard miss zuzu....just for a day. Snow and faeries...what could be more perfect!!

Anonymous said...

Well, we did have a lovely full moon last night, of course, and then today a snowstorm is in the works........just this evening some little angel like faerie flakes started to fall. So, it really is a full snow moon here in N.J. I loved your "history lesson" and think you should have had a career in publishing/writing/research, etc.!!!!
Love from,
Audra Mae

zUzU said...

oh! =^..^=
It's SATURDAY miss rella ...
woo hoo ... you awake? You there?
jumping up and down in anticipation ...
wondering what will appear today ...
whatdidja make?

hurry ::giggle::
i'm here and I have my faery bells on!

Ok. go have coffee. Tea.
i guess i can ::deep breath:: if I must ...

w-a-i-t ::sigh::