Yesterday afternoon, a lovely friend of ours called to invite us to dinner. It was not your usual sit down at the dining room table kind of dinner, but rather one that required us to bundle up in our snowsuits, hats & mittens to dine under the Full Sap Moon, also known as the Full Worm Moon.
What is a Sap Moon you might ask?
Here is the description according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac. At the time of this spring Moon, the ground begins to soften and earthworm casts reappear, inviting the return of robins. This is also known as the Sap Moon, as it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow and the annual tapping of maple trees begins. I am not certain how the robins will ever find the earthworm casts beneath all the snow but I do know that maple syrup season is just around the corner!
Our ever so clever friend, knew that Sunday, March 16th was the most ideal evening to witness the rising of the Sap Moon, thus extending an invitation to a group of us to join her for dinner.
Dressed in our multiple layers, we gathered our blankets & bags filled with food & libations & headed out to Richardson’s Lookout , to dine & catch a glimpse of this beautiful transformation.
We were in awe as we watched what started out as a just a sliver of orange cresting just above the horizon to the east, soon rising brilliantly into the sky within moments.
There is something magical about sharing a warm pot of chili with friends on a cold night under the light of a brilliant full moon. Coupled with wine & homemade cookies, despite the fact that is was -11 or so, it was a beautiful evening spent together.
Thank you Anita, for including us in your wonderful, “kind of out there” dinner plans. It was the most unique dinner party I have attended in some time & one that I will not soon forget.