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.
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.