Cherry Village Apartments is dedicating the month, of September 2014, to a harvest of positive and peaceful thoughts. In our world today filled with use of technology demands, news reports of war and hardships, it takes a strong and positive mind and soul, to focus on living in a community of pride and purpose.
Every year we celebrate the harvest season under the Harvest moon.
When is the Harvest Moon?
The Harvest Moon lights up the sky on Monday, September 8, 2014. This full moon is dubbed the Harvest Moon because it’s the full moon that’s nearest to the autumnal equinox. (autumn equinox: First day of Fall: Tuesday, September 23, 2014)
The Harvest Moon often looks like a great Pumpkin. The experience is repeated for several nights in a row around the equinox. A great pumpkin-colored Moon rising in the east is a nice way to kick off the northern hemisphere autumn season.
How did the Harvest Moon get its name? Why is this moon – the moon closest to the autumnal equinox – called the Harvest Moon?
The shorter-than-usual time between moon-rises around the full Harvest Moon means no long period of darkness between sunset and moonrise for days in succession. In the days before farming tractor lights, the lamp of the Harvest Moon, helped farmers to gather their crops, despite the diminishing daylight hours. As the sun’s light faded in the west, the moon would soon rise in the east to light up the the crop fields throughout the night.
Who named the Harvest Moon? That name probably sprang to the lips of farmers throughout the Northern Hemisphere, on autumn evenings, as the bright light and longer hours of the Harvest Moon aided in bringing in the crops.
The meaning of harvest in the dictionary:
1 : to gather (a crop) It is time to harvest the wheat. (barley, corn, crops)
2 : to gather or collect (something) for use
— The word harvest is also sometimes used figuratively
She has harvested the rewards/fruits of her labors. (the fruits of your labor is like the result of your hard work and how it paid off so when you enjoy the fruits of your labor you enjoy how your hard work paid off)
Cherry Village Apartments is promoting “Harvest Moon” quotes for our residents, staff, family, and friends, to focus on and use in our commitment to creating a community of peace, pride, and sharing the understanding of “we have the power to do good when we are good”.