Tuesday, February 3, 2015
So a couple things. I came out of our local JCC where where I regularly steam and swim and this moon was staring me in the face. I had my tripod with me because I'm participating in the Fun-a-Day project for February--and am taking a photo a day for the month--and wasn't sure what would inspire me until I saw this. I came out the back door just as it rose over the horizon on another really frigid night and it nearly took my breath away. The February full moon goes by many names--Sad Moon, Wolf Moon, Snow Moon, to name a few--but the one that really resonated with me was Hunger Moon, so named because food (in times bygone) was often scarce during this frigid month. And yes, it has been frigid...and snowy. Below is an image of my bike after arriving home this evening. I'd be lying if I said it has been easy these past few days, but I'm still enjoying it and know it won't last forever (and I'd also be lying if I didn't admit that it's about this time of year that I don't start to pine for warmer weather). This said, I really enjoy being an active part of my environment, plus it's a great workout. Some people downhill or cross-country ski, some mountain bike, this is what I (and others) do. And there is something really ironic, I think, when a guy on a bike stops to help push a car that is stuck in the snow.