I think the small plate of fried pork I had at Dinghy Dock helped. Yes, fried pork. Mike had ordered some and gave me a taste and...sometimes you just have to say yes to fried pork. I'm glad I did!
We headed to Bahia Marina thinking the view of the moon rise might be good there. But it was actually on the way there that La Luna came over the hills. I saw about 1/4 of it and we stopped to get a photo...by the time I got around the car, it had already cleared the horizon! Super Fast Super Moon!
Ok, I'll just get this out of the way right now. I didn't think the moon looked any bigger than any other wonderfully full moon. In fact, I agreed with Francie that the moon in January looked bigger. But it was still very bright and very beautiful.
After a good time at the Shipwreck bar, harassing and being harassed by Kevin, we headed back toward town. To go home? Noooooooooooooooo. We did stop on the way though, to see the moon on the water (there was no moon to see at Bahia; it was hiding behind a hill)
|The moon was so bright, I just went for the clouds and water....|
All in all, a fun afternoon and evening, spent with friends and a Super Moon. Some days and nights just happen like that here on Culebra. We are so lucky! It was also great to spend some time with Dick and Joyce before they take off early this week. I'll miss Dick askng me if this is the way to FaJardo as he putt putts by in his Model A...love you, guy!
Which brings us to today...the vernal equinox! What is the vernal equinox? The simple answer is, it is the beginning of Spring (or...autumn if you live in the southern hemisphere, but I don't, so it's all about Spring to me)! Renewal, birth, rebirth. The irresistible calling of Nature, waking up her slumbering flora and fauna from winter (where there is that sort of winter). Wake up! Gosh, you look beautiful! Let's make some more of us! Like that. The more complex answer you can find here.
Leave it to the pagans and Christians to get the holidays all wacky, but you can rest assured that from all things wild and pagan, the Christians got to work and took as their own. The Goddess Ostara is no exception. The first drawing shows her being worshipped...the second, not so much. But she does look rather familiar, doesn't she.....
(left side) Ostara (1884) by Johannes Gehrts. The goddess flies through the heavens surrounded by Roman-inspired putti, beams of light, and animals. Germanic people look up at the goddess from the realm below.
(right side) Eástre (1909) by Jacques Reich. Directly derived from Gehrts' image (above), with the Germanic worshipers replaced by a picturesque landscape. - souce: Wikipedia
Another season behind us. Another begins now. Join in the dance!
Have a Springy Sunday! Do something sprightly.