This is a photo of the moon a few nights ago from my back window. The tall pines nearly blot it out.

Tonight is the full moon–the beaver moon:

This was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. Another interpretation suggests that the name Full Beaver Moon comes from the fact that the beavers are now actively preparing for winter. It is sometimes also referred to as the Frosty Moon.

And today it is cold and damp today and Darby is making the most of it by sleeping on the futon behind me. He is actively snoring as I type.

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