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Pink Full Moon

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We can thank the Native Americans for naming April’s Pink Moon as well as the other eleven full moons throughout the year. And because there were so many tribes across North America, full moons often have different names based on region. For example, the Pink Moon is also called Sprouting Grass Moon, Egg Moon, and Fish Moon. Moon names often have to do with activities and events that occur within the coinciding month.

The European Colonists adopted the Native American full moon names, and thankfully, the names were preserved and passed on.

Info from: Olivia Harvey at “HelloGiggles!”

Super Moon

I was looking for a nice spot to photograph this full moon, but was not successful! So it goes.

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BANANA BRAN MUFFINS OR BLUE MOON

Danae, here is the recipe you requested!  Note it has quite a few variations from the recipe I sent on Facebook.  I just finished eating one and thought I would like it a little sweeter, but you know I like anything sweeter than most folks.  Alice just told me she wanted something fat free, sugar free and high fiber, and is still experimenting.

2 C.   Mashed Bananas                       1/2 C.   Whole Wheat Flour

1   1/2    C. Oatmeal                                                3 tsp. Baking Soda

1/2   tsp. Salt                                                                                 3   Eggs

1  C. Yogurt                                                                    1/2  C.    Honey

1   C.  Roasted Chopped Pecans                     1  1/2 tsp. Vanilla

                                                                              2 C.    Bran

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Combine dry ingredients.  In another bowl, mix the bananas

with the liquids and stir into the dry ingredients, just until moistened.   If the final mixture

doesn’t seem dry enough add some more flour. Spoon into greased muffin tins and bake

until light brown, about 20 minutes.

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I was going to feature today’s blue moon, but decided to post the muffin recipe instead.  The moon doesn’t really look blue but was given this name because it was an extra full moon and needed a name.  It refers either to the second full moon in a month (This month on August 1 and 31), or the 4th one in a season (Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall).  The moon cycle is 29.5 days. With either method the next one will be in 2015.  This is why there is the saying, “It only happens once in a blue moon (Every 2-3 years)!”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_moon

Enjoy the Blue Moon and the Muffins!

I GOT UP EARLY TRYING TO CATCH THE FULL MOON THAT I DIDN’T CATCH BECAUSE OF GOING TO BED TOO EARLY!  It was 10 pm which is actually late for me and not early! 🙂  I suspect I might do some post processing to enhance this photo later.  But until then!

Full Moon, such as it is! It’s there somewhere behind the clouds. Yes, I got up at 4 am for this.