Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Strawberry Moon June 18th

Portland is trying its best to have the sky dark enough for the Strawberry Full Moon to be visible at 10:30 a.m. today (June 18th) when it reaches its fullest.

According to the esteemed Farmers’ Almanac, the name Strawberry Moon “was universal to every Algonquin tribe. Because the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries comes each year during the month of June . . . so the full Moon that occurs during that month was christened for the strawberry! However, in Europe they called it the Rose Moon. ” Portland celebrates with Burgerville Strawberry Milkshakes and hosts the Rose Festival every June.

For us…the celebration will occur at the first of this year’s Outdoor Summer Concerts at the Oregon Zoo. We take our blankets and cushions, ride the Max, assemble the family when we get there, spread out on the lawn, and kick back for an evening of music and fun. Tonight is Junior Brown. Some folks will bring picnic fare, but I look forward to eating from the vendors. A big sticky Elephant Ear, some hot buttery popcorn, a plate of Asian noodles. What could be better?

You can picture the full moon shining down on the Anderson/Graham/Roth clan tonight. We will think of it shining down on you wherever you are.


Blogger Eugenia Jo said...

Oh Wow, so you're there as I read this. Thinking of THE CLAN GATHERING and visualizing all of you there. We'll share the Strawberry/Rose Magic Moment in about an hour.

Hey, I just saw Junior Brown on 8 June at the Ink & Iron Tattoo Fest at the Queen Mary in Long Beach. AWESOME hybrid guitar (or whatever it's called!) he plays.

Beams of Peace to One and All!

ej ramblin'

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