The June Full Moon is called the Strawberry Moon. The Algonquin tribes associated this moon with the gathering of strawberries.
The June Full Moon is also known as the Rose Moon, Honey Moon, and Mead Moon. Perhaps it is the time of collecting honey, picking roses and making mead.
I have not noticed a pink hue to the moon in the past couple days. The night before it was officially full, I gazed upon a lovely, if not ominous, moon surrounded by swirly clouds. I especially liked the way the moon was lighting up the clouds around it.
I quickly shot a bunch of hand-held photos. Not sharply in focus, they do not need to be. Think of them as atmospheric, dreamy.
On the following night of the real full moon, I looked out and saw a crystal clear white moon, with no clouds. Not as interesting, so I did not shoot it.
Strawberry moon? I have been waiting for my strawberries to ripen. They seem late and not many so far this June.
True, we have had cooler, cloudy weather, but I usually am harvesting many berries by now.
There is promise: strawberry blossoms and unripened fruit.
8 thoughts on “Full Moon, Empty Strawberry Bowl”
Poetic, reflective imagery and photos, Joan, with a lovely, haiku-ish (my poetic license there, eh?) title. Also, I have never heard of a “strawberry moon,” so thanks for the education about that.
Thank you! I had never heard of the strawberry moon either. But it makes sense!
You’re welcome! Yes, the name certainly does make sense.
Strawberry Moon, never knew that. and yes the lovely photos need not to be totally in focus for they are lovely as they are.
Thank you! Check out the moon tonight!
Thank you! I have just this morning picked about 8 strawberries! That’s more than I picked last month.
Ah, our strawberries are long gone. The heat has shortened the marionberries’ lifespan, but we’re still loving our blueberries!