It finally stopped snowing here. We had a single glorious clear afternoon and night last week, during which I took the picture of the full moon rising behind the budding plum tree in our garden. Depending on the culture (according to the Farmer’s Almanac), this is the:
Full Worm Moon – the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins.
Full Crow Moon – when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter
Full Crust Moon – the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night.
Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is another variation.
Lenten Moon – the last full Moon of winter.
Since then, non-stop rain. At least the moss on our trumpet vine is having a season of plenty.