Monday, July 06, 2009

Short Pump, Virginia

July's full moon is called the Buck Moon by Native Americans. This is the month when bumps that will become velvety, new antlers first emerge on skulls of male elk and deer. It is also called Thunder Moon for summer storms that occur this time of year. Colonial farmers named it the Hay Moon because it comes in time the first cutting of the summer. Under any name it is a beautiful sight.
Taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II

1 comment:

Beverly said...

Me, I call it a work moon....we always have more babies born when the moon is full....