Yes, It’s a Blue Moon Tonight
Tonight, August 31, 2012, is a Blue moon night. No, the moon is not in blue color but it is a second full moon in a calendar month. The first full moon in August was on the 2nd. Usually, there is only one full moon per month. The next time this event will happen is in 2015.
It was nothing particular about the look of the moon tonight. I actually liked the fairy ring around the moon better. It’s much more fascinating to me than just the second full moon of the month, but we enjoyed tonight anyway. We decided to enjoy our Merlot in the garden, under the moonlight, with an orchestra of katydids, crickets and frogs. The fragrance of Almond verbena and jasmine helped to create a soothing mood. What’s missing were the Moonflowers whose buds are as yet too small to flower. It would have been a perfect setting if the Moonflowers had unfurled and the Luna moths come around for the nectar. Here is our Blue moon, a little grainy, as shot from our pool deck.