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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Frosty Moon

"Ice Moon," 5 x 7 watercolor holiday greeting card

"Ring Around the Moon"?

High clear ice clouds forming a halo in the cold, clear night. Another name for November's full  moon is "Frosty Moon." No wonder.

The magic, the lure, the pull of a full moon.

Today's watercolor, in the coming cold of December, before November wanes toward the winter solstice.

I've written about it before over the years:

 

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