The Shadows of the Moon—September 18, 2016


The shadows under the corn stalks start turning blue early; promising chilly starts to the ‘morrow.  We’ve been waking up to temperatures between 36-38* f ( 2.22-3.33c) for the last two mornings. Although the days have warmed up to a wonderful 75-77*f (23.8-25c), sometimes, with a light warm breeze.  Perfect weather!

The night grows quiet, in the way only night can be quiet.

When there is a full moon, the cats are restless, you can hear the trees creak and crack, as their rapid pulse of summer starts to shrink and flow backward; into the roots— preparing for winter.  The corn leaves brush against the stalks making soft little sounds as they, too, dry down in preparation of harvest.

The heartbeat of the earth goes on, but softer, slower.


We are up and about,  in the last of the full moon’s descent—morning for us comes before dawn now.  Work outside shows blue-white breath, as the chill brushes our faces with icy fingertips.

setpembers-full-moon-2I watched the moon slip behind the backdrop of the Uncompahgre Plateau (Un-come-pah-gray.  The accent is on the pah).  So far our air is cold and dry.  Which is good–we have pintos down  — drying out, before the combine can run.

setpembers-full-moon-1The night ends in gentle peace.   Rapidly the moon is gone…vanished.

Just like an angel come to visit our earth.

From my world to your heart,





24 thoughts on “The Shadows of the Moon—September 18, 2016

  1. Lovely! Those temperatures sound wonderful, especially the daytime ones. Temps that low at night would mean our cows would have to stay in at night, which creates a whole LOT more manure in the gutters in the morning! 🙂

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  2. I agree with others – you are “waxing rather lyrical” with your prose.
    My God – that is some daily range of temperatures. The morning
    in the very Brrrrrrrrrrr temperature to what is ideal 25 c.
    Here it is ranging between the 18 c to 29 c. That is what I call PERFECT
    but we, well down south, are getting a battering from rain……..resulting
    in plenty of flooding.
    And still people take on the flood waters in vehicles – can’t read signs or
    listen to news reports and of course get swept away and drown.
    The cost for the Emergency Services is bloody disgraceful – wasted
    Why are people so stupid??????

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