Full Worm Moon – March As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins. The more northern tribes knew this Moon as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter; or the Full Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night (which makes for INCREDIBLY FUN SKATE SKIING!) . The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is another variation. To the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon, and was considered to be the last full Moon of winter.

Of course, after i had to interrupt our sacred evening mealtime to capture a shot of the Full Worm Moon seductively spinning Her light toward us,  Dewachen (4) had her mouth in the air upon my return to the dinner table,

“But Daaaaady…I NEED to take a picture of the Full Worm Moon, too you know…puh LEASE!!!?!”

i glanced at Amma in the short-handed visual eye communication which new parents use to circumvent the treasured milliseconds which are needed to make critical decisions ranging in everything from allowing our chi-ld to interrupt mealtime to take a picture of a beautiful moonrise to whether or not we should buy a new car (true story)…

“Okay sweetie…go ahead…”

“THANKS DADDY!!” Dewa shouted as she grabbed my camera and bolted like a pony feeling spring air out the door…

this is the shot (truly) she came back with:


dude…at age 4?  i could barely slobber…

Om Ami Dewa Hri….

Blessed be your Practice (especially if you are parent)…


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