It’s hard to make out the wolf moon from the sports field lights in the center picture. The fields were full of activity into the night after the Grand Opening began at 4:00 P.M.
“Full Moon names date back to Native Americans, of what is now the northern and eastern United States. The tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full Moon. Their names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred. There was some variation in the Moon names, but in general, the same ones were current throughout the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior. European settlers followed that custom and created some of their own names. Since the lunar month is only 29 days long on the average, the full Moon dates shift from year to year. Here is the Farmers Almanac’s list of the full Moon names.
• Full Wolf Moon – January Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages. Thus, the name for January’s full Moon. Sometimes it was also referred to as the Old Moon, or the Moon After Yule. Some called it the Full Snow Moon, but most tribes applied that name to the next Moon.”
After getting some photos we decided to return during the daylight hours on Sunday.
I took this shot through the Baseball backstop. There are no baseball teams practicing here till Spring. Right now it’s all Soccer. There are 3 baseball diamonds and more soccer fields then we could count. At least 12 and probably more portable soccer fields of play.
Lots of blue teams and blue accessories for Blue Monday!
Here’s what the field looked like before the Sports Complex was started. And this next photo was taken today…
We are so pleased they protected and showcased this great old California Oak Tree. This next shot was taken back in January of 2008.
A beautiful winter day in Southern California…
Thank you Mary for hosting Mosaic Monday and thank you Sally for hosting Blue Monday!
ht: Wolf Moon info ~ Farmer’s Almanac
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