Saturday, January 29, 2011

Pic(k) of the Week: Wolf Moon

Moon over Alexandria

According to, the first full moon of the year, in January, is referred to as the Wolf Moon, a tradition begun by Native Americans.
Amid the zero cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages. The Full Wolf Moon was also known as the Old Moon or the Moon After Yule. In some tribes, this was also known as the Full Snow Moon; most applied that name to the next moon.

The photograph (if that indeed is an exact term for a digital camera image) above was taken in Alexandria, Virginia, on the evening of 19 January 2011.

Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of personal photos, usually posted on a Saturday, and often of a 'good fermentable' as subject.

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