Seattle has had forty consecutive days without rain – hallelujah!! Last night’s sky was clear enough for us to experience the blue moon in all her splendor. It truly was an exquisite evening.
In case you don’t know, a blue moon is the second full moon in a calendar month. The average lunar cycle is 29.53 days so a blue moon is very rare, hence the term “once in a blue moon”. The last blue moon was seen in December 2009 and the next will be in July 2015.
I love the song Blue Moon which was written by Rodgers and Hart in 1934. The recording I remember best is the one done by the doo-wop group, The Marcels in 1961. According to Wikipedia it is featured in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s ‘500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll’.