minima maxima sunt

The Small things are the Great things; as in a grain of mustard seed.

Lupin Moon


Wildflowers in Alaska can sometimes seem to overtake the landscape. I recall seeing the hills ignite with Lupin and in the late summer with Fireweed. The name Lupin has an etymology that comes from the Latin “lupinus”, meaning of the wolf, so it seemed fitting to add a daytime moon.

This got me thinking that it’s strange that there is no name for a “daytime moon”. Losing its solidity and becoming a ghost in the radiance of the daylight sky; seeming transparent until night allows a reclaiming of its substance, the day moon sometimes is lost among the clouds and is like a surprise when discovered holding its silent vigil over the lands.


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