Monday, 26 July 2010

Ripe Moon

Tonight is a full moon, the full moon known as the 'Ripe moon' for its association with the burgeoning fruits of the forthcoming harvest. At some stages the moon looked more like the sun, all definition on its surface obscured by the reflection of the retreating sun, creating a night sun effect, a glowing orange globe in the night sky. I wondered, how many people had noticed this natural wonder and more to the point how many people ever notice the glory of the natural world about them; not many I'd wager, more inclined to have their eyes caught by flash cars, expensive houses and the transient bling of our consumer society.

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