Full Moon, St Michael’s Mount and Fledglings

23 Aug

Last night was a full moon, a very special one. The full moon in August has many names as told to me by my SIL -Green Corn Moon, Drying Up Moon, Sturgeon Moon, Black Cherries Moon, Fruit Moon, and Flying Up Moon (the month when baby birds fledge.)
It is special because the full moon on August 22 is a seasonal blue moon.  Unlike the well-known calendrical blue moon, the second full moon to occur in a calendar month, the seasonal blue moon occurs when a season has four full moons in it instead of the usual three.  In that case it’s the 3rd full moon (not the 4th as you might expect) which is the seasonal blue moon.  After this month’s, the next seasonal blue moon will be August 30, 2023.
A local photographer with a very special talent has given me permission to share his photos of the night before and of the full moon last night, both taken from Long Rock overlooking St Michael’s Mount. Thank you, Kris Meaden, for allowing me to show my readers these remarkably beautiful photos.

My favourite, and that of my dear SIL, of all the many names for this month’s full moon is Flying Up Moon especially as our feeders have been full of young fledglings.


10 responses to “Full Moon, St Michael’s Mount and Fledglings

  1. nrhatch

    August 24, 2021 at 5:38 pm

    Reminds me of “Just once in a very Blue Moon” by Nancy Griffith

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 25, 2021 at 7:56 pm

      Thank you for introduction to that song. I liked it a lot and now have ear worm! 🙂

  2. utesmile

    August 24, 2021 at 10:42 am

    What an amazing moon!

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 25, 2021 at 7:57 pm

      Glorious photos aren’t they? Such a wonderful moon. 🙂

  3. Sandra

    August 24, 2021 at 8:54 am

    I didn’t know we have seasonal blue moons – thank you for enlightening me and for sharing these beautiful photos.

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 25, 2021 at 7:59 pm

      I had no idea either until my SIL told me a couple of days ago. We both love interesting snippets of information. 🙂

  4. calvin

    August 23, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    Spectacular Moon, whatever thy name.

    I took a few shots last night. Though no St Michael’s Mount, just a lowly old Spruce.

    Feeding fledglings seem to dance for their meals. Do they not?

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 25, 2021 at 8:02 pm

      Yes, they do. One of the photos I took showed a dancing fledgling but I felt it was to out of focus to use.
      It’s pleasing taking photos of the moon is it not, even if, like you, my photos are through spruce rather than with the Mount in the background.
      Kris’ photos are amazing, right place, right time and a pile of skill. 🙂

  5. Heyjude

    August 23, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Fabulous photos! Thanks for sharing these.

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 25, 2021 at 8:04 pm

      Glad you liked them too. It was good of Kris to let me share them. 🙂


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