So I’ll admit it. I didn’t know what a blue moon was. We were at the Winnipeg Goldeyes baseball game on Friday night and my friend Merle pointed out the moon coming up over the trees. “It’s a blue moon,” she said. My husband Dave cheerfully posed with the blue moon and explained that a blue moon is when there are two full moons in one calendar month. The fact that this happens only rarely explains the origin of the phrase ‘once in a blue moon.’
My friend Elizabeth posted this amazing photo of the blue moon over Austin Texas where she lives. Nice to think that she and I were looking at that same beautiful moon even though we were thousands of miles apart. And our friend Mitch captured the blue moon over Jessica Lake where he owns a cottage.
There were some pretty terrific fireworks at the end of the Goldeyes game that diverted our attention from that full blue moon at least momentarily. The Goldyeyes won the game ! The blue moon must have brought them good luck.