Another great thing about October is the harvest moon! So huge and yellow looking! So beautiful and bright. So romantic. When I'm outside during the full moon in October, I just can't take my eyes off of it. I can see the "man in the moon" that I used to hear about in story books as a child. I can imagine why people thought it was made of cheese, but then I wonder, was that story books too or did they really think that? I think of what a blessing it was and is to farmers bringing in the last of their harvests by it. What a God send it is.
At some point in the night though, I always end up needing to go to sleep. I live in the country. In a rural area where it is so wonderfully quiet and dark -- except when there is a full moon. The harvest moon in October is the absolute worst for trying to sleep! I have shades on my windows and that sucker finds a little crack to sneak through and lights up the room as if it's spot lighted! You can't get away from it. No matter what side you sleep on -- there it is. I finally had to get a sleep mask. That works well enough. Peace and harmony have been brought back into my sleeping life during the full moons. I can once again love all things about the lovely harvest moon in October and just enjoy it's immense full beauty.