I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, June 20, 2016

Summer Solstice 2016: Strawberry Moon

Summer Solstice 2016: Strawberry Moon

This year’s solstice coincides with the Strawberry Moon – a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence.  [from Google]

What is the Strawberry Moon?
It is a full moon, which occurs in June, named by early Native American tribes. 
It is a full moon like any other, but marks the beginning of the strawberry season. 
The two events coincide once every 70 years.

Story HERE
Oddly the moon never gets very high in the summer sky. I haven't figured this out quite yet, as the moon's seasonal course seems less set than the sun's.

Gully enjoying the late evening pink sunset.



gone to the beach....

ps for those of you who were interested in the Ship Finder app, this is what the screen shots look like. The paid version has more info and pictures of the ships.