Sunday, January 31, 2010

Black Moon

If only this moonlight snowshoe trail...
 Had been in the same direction as our full Wolf Moon....

Then I would have scored a picture to be seriously pleased with!

* Did you know?  Just as the moon pulls the tides in the oceans, it also pulls the subtle bodies of water. Tests have proven that seeds will absorb the most water at the time of the full moon - and germinate faster during this time in the lunar cycle.

So, we told scary ghost stories and then we planted:
  • Green Onions
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Fabulous Tomaters
Happy Full Wolf Moon to one and all!




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21 comments:

jan said...

Really. Cool. Photos!

My mom used to do all kinds of things in sync with the phases of the moon. From planting seeds, to getting a haircut, never without consulting the Farmer's Almanac!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Kate girl no matter the position of the moon that was a fabulous picture ! .. I couldn't believe how beautiful it was for the two nights I was obsessed with it .. but not so lucky the second night .. it hung so low .. but what a fantastic yellow it was for a while. That was a moon to make me howl for sure : )
Joy

Kiki said...

Gorgeous epic photo! yes I am a moon follower too..and love how it's magical tides create with every aspect of gardening..pretty cool!
Beautiful and fun post!
Kiki~

Kate said...

Thanks, Jan;
I love full moons, especially in winter. the reflection on the snow makes the night so bright and eerie.

Our choice for this evening's hike was in a narrow canyon and we could NOT see the moon - which was the whole purpose of going out there in the first place! I guess we weren't really thinking that one through too well... :)

Kate said...

Hi, Joy!
I hope you're feeling better.

It is cool how this one changes color. It still hangs in the sky when I get up in the mornings -- pale blue and so pretty.

Kate said...

Thanks, Kiki!
We experimented with full moons and seeds last year and it did seem to make a difference. I was a skeptic before that, but no longer! :D

Melospiza said...

I'm going to have to experiment with starting spring seeds based on the moon phase this year. Last year's germination rates were so abysmal (I'm looking at you, Echinacea, and also you, Rudbeckia) that SOMETHING must be done.

And I love your photos--nice one on the masthead, too.

Melanie said...

Kate, I have heard about planting with the moon but where I live planting to avoid frost seems more cognizant :) Great photo BTW.

sweet bay said...

I love your photos!

Ghost stories are one of my favorite things. Hopefully the moon will influence me to plant the seeds at the right time, because I never think to look at a calendar.

Kate said...

Join the club, Melospiza!

Rudbeckia doesn't cooperate with me, no matter how I coax and cajole.

Kate said...

Hi, Melanie;
Those seeds are beginning life indoors. Outdoor gardening [unfortunately] is many moons from now. :))

Kate said...

Hi, Sweet Bay;
I tend to plant when the mood strikes me as well. But, with an eerie full moon showing up on the weekend it inspired experimentation. :)

joey said...

Wasn't the moon amazing, Kate! I'm a moon fanatic so loved your facts!

Kate said...

Yep, this one was a goody. :))

Gail said...

Now you have two to feel good about! gail

Carol said...

Were you really out snowshoeing in that spectacular setting Kate? Wow! How stunningly beautiful... I like your moon shot just fine too! You live in a dramatic landscape!! The moon pulls at our body water too... or maybe I mean our psyche pools. I am in awe of your world... it pulls at me too. Carol

Kate said...

Thanks Carol;

That's my backyard -- sort of. Just about a mile down the road from where I live. :)

But the grass is always greener. (Or whiter at this particular time of year.) I am equally enthralled with your surroundings.

Brad said...

That first shot is great even without the moon.

Kate said...

Thx, Brad;
It's a gorgeous place for snowshoes and summer hikes. We bump into a lot moose when we're meandering through there.

Shelle said...

oh i would layer them.

Kate said...

Spoken like a true pro, Shelle!

The extent of my photoshop knowledge is the 'save for web and devices' button. :D