I’m happy to report that my first Art Monday (see the last post) went really well. I could get used to this whole idea of Putting Art First. I wrote for four hours (I’m working on an article for SageWoman about my journey to Avalon), then spent another seven hours on the Two of Fire. I finished it about 10 PM last night. My eyes are bleary this morning, but the artwork is hot. Two twos down, two to go, and I’ll post them on the site.
The Leo Full Moon has graced us the last two nights with huge rings that fill the sky. Another gift of winter — we never see those in the summer. I had to google it to remind myself why:
Rings around the moon are caused when moonlight passes through thin clouds of ice crystals high in Earth’s atmosphere. As moonlight passes through the ice crystals, it is bent in a way similar to light passing through a lens. The shape of the ice crystals causes the moonlight to be focused into a ring. This is similar to the way water droplets in the lower atmosphere can bend sunlight to create a rainbow.
So a ring around the moon is a lunar rainbow.
They’re predicting snow showers for us today. With sunlight streaming over the mountain, I find that hard to believe.