Saturday, October 27, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

DenBRRRR Skies!

Beautiful sunrises and sunsets.... and lots of aircraft in the sky. Always something to see heah in DenBRRRRR!

Monday, October 01, 2012

Early Autumn In Colorady

 You can just make out the season's first snew on the mountains. Downtown is in the distance, looking across the former Lowry AFB recovered land.

Some beautyful sunsets heah! Do you see the virga?

 The Harvest Moon.

So why is this moon – the moon closest to the autumnal equinox – called the Harvest Moon? 

The shorter-than-usual time between moonrises around the full Harvest Moon means no long period of darkness between sunset and moonrise for days in succession. In the days before tractor lights, the lamp of the Harvest Moon helped farmers to gather their crops, despite the diminishing daylight hours. As the sun’s light faded in the west, the moon would soon rise in the east to illuminate the fields throughout the night.
Who named the Harvest Moon? That name probably sprang to the lips of farmers throughout the Northern Hemisphere, on autumn evenings, as the Harvest Moon aided in bringing in the crops. The name was popularized in the early 20th century by the song below.
Shine On Harvest Moon
By Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth (1903)
Shine on, shine on harvest moon
Up in the sky,
I ain’t had no lovin’
Since January, February, June or July
Snow time ain’t no time to stay
Outdoors and spoon,
So shine on, shine on harvest moon,
For me and my gal.
More here.

 Canadian gooses arriving in Denver. Many of them spend the winter heah.

Sittin' and thinkin' at Cherry Creek State Park. Trees are turning color - predominately yellow - and the weather is cooler.