I went visiting in Wakefield last week and stayed with my cousin Jane who lives in a house surrounded by two acres of woods. It is an oasis set in the hot, flat farmlands of eastern Virginia. I got to sleep in the screened-in treehouse (!) which was built several years ago when their children were small.
I found a mosquito net in the house and enough sleeping bags, blankets and pillows to make a comfy nest.
Goldie kept me company a couple of nights. . . . .
After dark, I crunched throught the leaves and found my way out to my sleeping quarters with the aid of a flashlight. The moon rose just past midnight and softly filtered through the treetops. I awoke to birdsong and a rooster crowing in the distance. By the way, the second full moon in June was a Blue Moon – so called when it is full twice in a calendar month. A rare occurence, hence the phrase ‘Once in a blue moon’. A very powerful moon to wish on.