A paddler who continues to brake for trash and also posts at https://mywaterroots.blogspot.com
Monday, January 17, 2011
Greeting the Nearly-Full "Wolf Moon"
Late this afternoon, I ventured away from the comfort of my hot stove in hopes of greeting the "Wolf Moon", second of the three tough winter moons, as it climbed above the eastern horizon. Thoughts of folks struggling to make it through a northern winter in days past came to mind. Before calendars, each full moon served as a timepost in the seasonal circle. This moon finds us deep in winter's grip, but we can look forward to knowing we are halfway through the toughest stretch when we say "goodbye" to it next week. The second photo shows the "Wolf Moon" as it appeared while looking up through a grove of pines, about an hour later...
I heard no howling and resisted any such urges!
While any thoughts of paddling are on hold for the foreseeable future, this does make a good time of year for spreading out maps on the kitchen table and reflecting on previous years' voyages.