Waxing On

Saturday, February 12, 2022

(Moon phase is Waxing Gibbous; February’s “Snow Moon” rises fullest on 16th.)

Early yesterday morning, bright light from a beautiful, nearly-full, setting moon awakened me. I arose and, once on my feet, whistled for the dogs. They were ready, followed me to the door, and I followed them outside. Oh, that lopsided moon!

This moon is waxing gibbous. Waxing means “getting bigger” as the moon’s lit-up part grows from 50% to 100%. The root word of gibbous means humped-back and refers to a waxing moon’s oval-to-round shape. This phase always makes me want to stretch and reach way up to hug that moon.

Notions of waxing and growing are reminders of yesterday in Lisa’s aviary. Several perfect photos from my secondary zoom camera refer to waxing and growing. Think of all the potential captured in this close-up of Lisa’s infant hours-old canaries.

More about potential, in this very close-up of a tiny mom-to-be in her brooding phase.

For fun, here’s a couple of adorable Japanese quail. They grow to about the size of a human hand!

And more fun from my zoom camera in this excellent image of one of Lisa’s purchased chicken feeders. Hanging in the air, it’s transformed into an aviary feeder.

Dear Friends: Waxing and getting bigger is also about growing, learning, loving. Diana

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