Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Out The Kitchen Window

This month's full moon was officially on the 9th, but it still loomed large when the kitchen curtains were opened at dawn yesterday. Native Americans referred to February's full moon as the Full Snow Moon or Full Hunger Moon. The Celts called it the Moon of Ice.

Here it's caught, with available light, in a soft pink and blue morning sky with the silhouettes of massive kentia palms, cactus and a sprouting jacaranda tree, just prior to slipping from view as it set into the vast Pacific.


High Desert Diva said...

I really enjoy all the factual tidbits you come up with. Lovely shot.

Ann said...

Seems such a contradiction. The palms normally associated with the beach and tropical islands, and the cacti from the dessert.

In Auckland, we do get both plants as our weather is quite mild, and the cacti grown very big. They like the moisture. Our palm though do not produce fruits. The Maoris call them NIKAU. KAU meaning naked or without, when they found the palm doesn't have coconuts.