Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Samhain Blessings


Today I am simply going to post a poem, 
have a Blessed Samhain everyone!

Ghost House
By Robert Frost

I Dwell in a lonely house I know That vanished many a summer ago, And left no trace but the cellar walls, And a cellar in which the daylight falls, And the purple-stemmed wild raspberries grow. O'er ruined fences the grape-vines shield The woods come back to the mowing field; The orchard tree has grown one copse Of new wood and old where the woodpecker chops; The footpath down to the well is healed. I dwell with a strangely aching heart In that vanished abode there far apart On that disused and forgotten road That has no dust-bath now for the toad. Night comes; the black bats tumble and dart; The whippoorwill is coming to shout And hush and cluck and flutter about: I hear him begin far enough away Full many a time to say his say Before he arrives to say it out. It is under the small, dim, summer star. I know not who these mute folk are Who share the unlit place with me-- Those stones out under the low-limbed tree Doubtless bear names that the mosses mar. They are tireless folk, but slow and sad, Though two, close-keeping, are lass and lad,-- With none among them that ever sings, And yet, in view of how many things, As sweet companions as might be had.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Harvest Moon



The days are growing shorter, and cold weather is coming soon, as autumn arrives in gala dress, riding on the harvest moon. 
~Annette Bromley

The Full Harvest Moon is the full moon that occurs closest to the autumnal equinox. The Harvest Moon and Hunter's Moon are unique because the time difference between moonrises on successive evenings is much shorter than average. The moon rises approximately 30 minutes later from one night to the next. Thus, there is no long period of darkness between sunset and moonrise for several days following the actual date of the full moon. In times past this feature of these autumn moons was said to help farmers working to bring in their crops, or in the case of the Hunter's Moon, hunters tracking their prey. They could continue being productive by moonlight even after the sun had set. Hence the name Harvest Moon. 

The Harvest Moon is also known as the Wine Moon, the Singing Moon, 
"Blue Corn Moon", and the Elk Call Moon. 

In honor of the Harvest Moon I am having a special sale in my Etsy shop from 9/27/12 to 10/3/12.  25% off all Pre-made items.  This sale will not apply to "Made to Order" section.  Coupon code is "HARVESTMOON"