Saturday, July 24, 2010

Moontellers

I was fortunate to capture a wonderful picture of the moon coming up over the lake tonight. I wanted to share the moon's beauty with you. Have you ever heard about Moontellers? They are people who tell us about the moon. We can learn about the moon through folklore and exploration. Each culture has their own moon stories. Native Americans have different names for the moon following their monthly path. July is called The Buck Moon or Hay Moon. Fact: Bucks sprout their first antlers in July.
So as a moonteller I can tell you that the story of the moon is never finished. Even though astronauts once walked on the Sea of Tranquillity in 1969, astronomers and scientists continually search for more information about the moon.
Ask yourself some full moon night... what do you see in the moon and what do you wonder about the moon? Talk to your family and friends and share your experiences. You too can become a Moonteller!
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Full moons come,
full moons go
softening nights
with their silver glow
They pass in silence,
all untamed,
but as they travel,
they are named.

from the book When The Moon is Full by Penny Pollock

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