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Full Flower Moon a poem by RestLeSsD

When the Full Flower Moon
Comes out in full bloom.
The life that’s been sleeping
Awakens to the seeking.

This globe of pure fire,
Ignites the desire
Of all living things
To burst forth in the Spring.

As life is renewed
All warmth is imbued
From Winters cold slumber
To reach for the Summer.

a rhonda original© 2012

American Beauty ~ Thomas Newman

Full Moon Names and Their Meanings

Full Moon names date back to Native Americans, of what is now the northern and eastern United States. The tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full Moon. Their names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred. There was some variation in the Moon names, but in general, the same ones were current throughout the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior. European settlers followed that custom and created some of their own names. Since the lunar month is only 29 days long on the average, the full Moon dates shift from year to year. Here is the Farmers Almanac’s list of the full Moon names.

Full Flower Moon – May In most areas, flowers are abundant everywhere during this time. Thus, the name of this Moon. Other names include the Full Corn Planting Moon, or the Milk Moon.

Farmer’s Almanac

Digital Painting of my own photographs shot with a Kodak EZS M995. Taken from my front yard in Canyon Lake, CA., USA. Blended in PSCS5 using a DAP Layer & etchings with my Wacom Bamboo. . .

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Digital Painting of my own photographs shot with a Kodak EZS M995. Taken from my front yard in Canyon Lake, CA., USA. Blended in PSCS5 using a DAP Layer & etchings with my Wacom Bamboo


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Hello, I am Rhonda aka RestLeSsD & I am a graphic & web designer. My main media is Photoshop & Dreamweaver. I create 3D art & images using Fractals from Incendia & Apophysis. I use these in my creations formed in PS. I also use Picture Window Pro and Paint Shop Pro.
I am also a poet & I have been writing since I was about 10 years old. Since being here on the Bubble I have fulfilled my goal of illustrating my poetry & writing as well as writing new works…

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  • hampshirelady
    hampshireladyabout 2 years ago

    This is a lovely image Rhona – love your interesting narrative too. Strangely, I was just looking at pictures on the BBC website of our moon which was, apparently, brilliant last night, but it was too cloudy here in my part of the dull, wet, very cold for May UK to see it —-hoping for better tonight!

  • Oh it was sooooooo beautiful…. large & round & golden…. Hope you get to see it where you are tonight….

    Thank you Sue,

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • PS – thank you for the FAVE too!!!

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • snapitnc
    snapitncabout 2 years ago

    superbly presented rhona,and a great write,cheers mike

  • Thank you Mike… It just looked a bit plain as a photo so I painted it… glad you like it :o)
    And thank you for the FAVE too!!!

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisabout 2 years ago


  • Thank you AnnaMaria. . . I was so intrigued by the beauty of this moon I had to find out why it was called a Flower Moon. . .
    Thank you for the FAVE too!

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful Rhonda!! :)

  • Thanks Keith. . . :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • RosaCobos
    RosaCobosabout 2 years ago

    In awakening round kiss of heaven.
    Breathing gold….slowing down.
    My Soul..emerging.
    Rosa (wonderful visual poetry, Rhonda..and the comments are really so interesting)

  • Thank you my dear Rosa. . . it was a moon that could not be ignored. . . one of the 1st time I was able to capture it and it allowed me to keep it for just a little while. . .

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 2 years ago

    May 12th, 2012
    See your work in the Permanents Featured Gallery
    ►Please participate in the ongoing Challenges

  • Fabulous happy surprise!!!! Thank you so much Mary, I am always honored to have a piece featured in AU!!!
    And I have voted. . .
    Thank you,

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • andy551
    andy551about 2 years ago

    wonderful Image, gorgeous work!!!

  • Thank you so much Andy :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • ArtOfE
    ArtOfEabout 2 years ago

    Lovely work!

  • Thank you very much Elisabeth… I enjoyed a stroll through your love Digital Art gallery.. very cool!

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • CanyonWind
  • I am loving this!!! I am thrilled & honored to have this featured in this group… Thank you so much!!!!

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Christine Ford
    Christine Fordabout 2 years ago


  • Thank you so much Christine…

    – Rhonda Strickland

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