Daily Archives: August 31, 2012

Where have all the pictures gone?

If you have been reading my blog and wondering where are all the random pictures Poppy posts, never fear they will be back soon.

See I’m not cool like some kids. I don’t have a fancy camera that does all kinds of crazy stuff. Frankly I would end up breaking it. I cannot be trusted with technology! Which is why there have not been pictures for a while. My phone decided that the camera would no longer work. It is what I use for all my pictures and since I only post my own pics…well I am waiting for my replacement. After talking to 4 very nice service people I am assured the new one will be here next week.

Till then all you get are words 🙂

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a more through explanation of what I attempted to say in today’s Friday Five

Adventures and Musings of an Arch Druidess

I think I’m about to commit heresy but to a pagan of Celtic leanings I’m afraid getting excited about a made astronomical non-event does not excite me. Why is it a non-event? Because the year used to consist of 13 lunar months until the Church and Rome decided 12 was better for everyone else. So if you are on a lunar calendar there are no blue moons unless of course, there is a volcanic eruption and the moon really does turn blue

So in reality it’s a modern Christian thing to get all worked up celebrating and I for one am not buying into it. It’s just another full moon in the calendar. And one if you read the articles I posted was a mistake on top of it. So I hate to burst your bubble but it’s just another full moon sabbat and the one before a bright orange…

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Friday Five (8/31) Blue Moon

Before my Friday five I have a story to share that relates to yesterdays post on words. Little and I were watching Mrs. Spiders Sunny Patch Friends, and one of the little bugs said someone cast a spell on him and he lost his smile. Eventually they figured out that he lost his smile when his older brother teased him for being a baby.  Mrs. Spider said “sometimes a careless word is like casting a spell”   ah the power of words. Be careful and thoughtful when choosing them. OK moving on to the five.

  1. A Blue moon is the second full moon that happens within the same month. This is interesting to us, but no so interesting to our ancestors who used the moons to mark their months.
  2. In fact what I think I like most about a blue moon is that it reminds me of how things change and how they stay the same. We as people are still pulled to the moon (yes pun intended) We watch for the changes in it and even none witchy folk pay attention. And yet our modern life has changed and our calender has changed so that it doesn’t quite fit the natural cycle of time (leap year?) but is more linear.
  3. I have a book that I sing to little every night. It is Hush Little Baby by Sylvia Long. On of the last lines is “Mama’s gonna search for the Harvest moon” I always change the lyrics to represent what moon we are actually in so I have been singing “Mama’s gonna search for the blue moon”  Hush Little Baby.
  4. Feel free to celebrate by doing something out of the ordinary. Do something you would only do once in a blue moon 🙂
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