Thursday, September 19, 2013
Mid-Autumn Moon Festival - Our Celebration
Tonight, we spent the evening outdoors to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. Our yard is surrounded by trees, so it took some time before the moon came into view. While we waited, we read the legend of Chang-E and poetry about the moon.
We drank tea and tasted more mooncakes. The tin hubby bought had mooncakes with a dried fruit filling, similar to fruitcake. The red bean paste mooncakes were a big hit, and all six disappeared. We gathered some round fruit: peaches, watermelon and pomelo. The pomelo was tricky to get the fruit out - we were unable to peel the skin in such a way as to wear it as a hat -but it was worth it. Quite tasty, like a milder flavored grapefruit.
It was a cozy night, with Elle cuddled up against me while Pea made up a song about the moon :) And a beautiful moon it was!