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Harvest Moon



A full moon in the autumn of the year can have many names (full moon, hunter’s moon, and others), but my favourite is “harvest moon.”  Something in that name appeals to the farmer/gardener in me.

I have always loved the feeling of  bringing something in from the garden (besides the dirt on my boots), whether it’s fruit or vegetables I grew, or a few eggs my chickens laid, or some blackberries that grew wild in the backyard. It’s the same feeling I get when I find mushrooms in the woods, or catch a trout for supper.

I think I would have been a good pioneer, but I’m thankful that I don’t have the hard life they had. It’s much easier to enjoy my modern-day hobby gardening and then sit back in my comfortable home and be content.

Here is the kind of meal I appreciate: squash, carrots, potatoes, and chard from my garden, and a lovely trout given to me by a friend. This meal was enjoyed out on the patio near the end of summer.


May we always remember how fortunate we are, give thanks, and help others.


Author: wordsfromanneli

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21 thoughts on “Harvest Moon

  1. So touching and so true, what a lovely blog this is, now \i can go to bed and dream sweet dreams, thanks for this blog (pictures as well as the text!).

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  2. I also like the harvest moon. And that trout looks mighty good too!

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  3. That is such a lovely photo of the harvest moon, Anneli, and your bountiful meal is certainly reason to be grateful!

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  4. A lovely tribute to Thanksgiving.

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  5. My grandparents lived a wonderful life based on the land; I loved visiting them, but I am so truly grateful for a world that includes indoor plumbing.

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  6. The fish and vegetables are really healthy and tasty, Anneli. So glad you had a nice day to sit outside and eat the “Fruits of your labour.” I like squash, zucchini and onions cooked in a skillet with butter. Yummy! 🙂

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  7. I like that kind of food too.

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  8. Beautiful Moon and wonderful meal. Wonder all around here.

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  9. good food and a full moon, the good life.


  10. Loved your photos! The food looks delish and yes, we are very fortunate!

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  11. Schön. + das Essen. Freundliche Grüße, Wolfgang

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