The Hunger Moon

The full moon in February is called The Hunger Moon because, in times past (and perhaps not so far in the past), people’s food supplies and game for hunting had dwindled through the winter and they were hungry. Nonetheless, a full moon is always an impressive sight.

The Hunger Moon

This morning the air was bitterly cold. The thermometer read -25ºC and with the windchill the feels-like temperature was at least five degrees colder. Cameras (and photographers) really don’t like extreme cold, so I shot this image of the moon shortly prior to daylight through the window.


As the moon continued to set, the sky lightened to its pre-dawn purple hue hinting at a warmth that wasn’t there.


And even as the sun began to rise adding its hint of warmth to the scene across the road, the wind came up as well. For all creatures, two and four-legged, it would prove to be brutally cold for hours yet to come. No wonder it is the season of the hunger moon.


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  1. Gail February 13, 2017 at 7:18 am #

    I agree with Judy……very medieval and beautiful….

  2. Judi Stiles February 12, 2017 at 8:56 am #

    Lovely and magical shots of a landscape that could well be medieval. There is nothing of the 21st century here.

  3. Sandi February 11, 2017 at 3:44 pm #

    Very nice piece and love your picture! And as for the moon it was blood red over here as it was rising between 5pm-6pm. I didn’t get a picture as I was on my way to a meeting and there was no place to pull over due to too much snow.

    • Images by Ceci February 12, 2017 at 10:27 am #

      Thanks Sandi. I didn’t see the rising moon but it was lovely as it snuggled into the clouds in the morning before sinking below the horizon.

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