Photo of the Month of October, 2012

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The Full Hunter’s Moon is a time to prepare for winter.

I captured this full moon rising over the pond with a great weathered barn in the distance. The mallards are gathered at the cattail marsh before they begin picking on each other and pairing up.

A Hunter’s Moon comes from the Native American tribes who found it easy to find game after all the harvests were in and the leaves were falling from the trees. The game was fattened for the winter and very easy to see as they moved about in their winter preparations.

In addition, the Hunter’s Moon is also known as the Blood Moon, Harvest Moon or the Sanguine Moon.

Because this moon was so close to winter, this moon is given greater significance due to the winter festivals and the preparation for winter.

Howl at the moon and enjoy the reflection in the pond.

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