Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Blue Moon

Tomorrow, when we get our full moon, we get to sing along:

"Blue Moon, you saw me standing alone..."

I sing it with a really smoky voice that sounds like I've had too many drinks.

When a season contains four full Moons, the third is called a Blue Moon.

Why is the third full Moon identified as the extra one in a season with four? Because only then will the names of the other full Moons, such as the Moon Before Yule and the Moon After Yule, fall at the proper times relative to the solstices and equinoxes.

Ok. Whatever. I just know it's the second full moon this month and I expect all mares to foal tonight or tomorrow night. Heads up MiKael!


Rising Rainbow said...

Isn't that the only way to sing that song? Was that Dean Martin or Perry Como?

Donna said...

I guess this is "once in a blue moon", right? Oooo, maybe the second baby at the farm will come this weekend, that poor mare is so huge she can hardly stand up.