The summer solstice, the official start of summer is the longest day of the year, and this year it was accompanied by a fairly rare event: it coincides with a so-called “strawberry moon,” the folkloric name given to June’s full moon.
According to “The Old Farmer’s Almanac,” the strawberry moon was given that name by the Algonquin tribes because it occurs right at the height of the season when strawberries are harvested. Other names for this month’s full moon are the “hot moon” and the “rose moon.”
Isn’t it funny and wonderful that despite all the ways we have to entertain ourselves we can still be in awe of the moon?
Wishing you a week filled with wonder
I am also linking this post to Ruth Ayer’s wonderful web page – Ruth Ayers Writes. If you get a chance go visit. You will leave feeling happy.