Wolf Moon Grand Opening!

For my combination of Mosaic Monday and Blue Monday I have photos of the Grand Opening of the Sports Complex behind our Neighborhood.

 

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.

β€’ 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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About Ellenhttp://I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

30 thoughts on “Wolf Moon Grand Opening!

  1. I LOVE the shape of that old oak tree. We had a snow storm going the night of the Wolf moon and it was still pretty cloudy last night…great shots. I need to figure out camera settings for night shots. Hope you have a grand week Ellen!

  2. Such a cool transition from the old field to one where dreams can be made. (like the field of dreams) …

    Love the tree too!

    The moon– sooo cool.

    Thanks for sharing the spots shots. I recall probably the best of my family memories growning up… i loved attending all their activities… such fun.

    Claudia

  3. Full Wolf moon, I’m in love with that – it makes those January nights exciting – cold, but exciting!

    I’m so glad they saved that gorgeous oak tree too!

  4. A beautiful and interesting blog. I am glad you shared all those facts about the moon. That was a learning experience for me. The old, bear tree with the lovely blue as a background is great.

  5. Wolf Moon! We were admiring the full moon but I did not know they had names. That is fascinating and I’ll share it with my kids. Thanks for sharing!

  6. There’s always so much to learn…especially working with collages and mosaics..I need to take some more time and have fun with them. I love how you put your colors together..Blue is so attractive.
    Join me in our wintry mountains…lots of snow up here…hoping that Olympics will be able to transport enough snow from my favorite local mountain, Manning Park.

  7. I took a pic of the moon on Jan. 31 @ 9:30 pm, it was so big and colorful around it…it had a rainbow above it it was beautiful @ the same time I was scared because I never saw nor heard of a wolf moon..by the time I took the pic the rainbow disapear, but the color around the bright moon was still there ..I’m going to put it up on youtube and facebook…look for it its going to be under wolfmoonjan31..

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