Motivational Monday ~ Sense of Wonder in the World we Live In

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

In 2024, June’s full moon rose the day after the summer solstice, which is the longest day of the year and officially started summer!

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac some Native American tribes named the full moon in June as the “Strawberry Moon.” They said it matched the short season for strawberries.

Granddaughter Beckett couldn’t wait to see the full Strawberry Moon hanging low in the sky, ripe for the picking! Her parents and she decided Barton Springs Pool (which I talked about in a recent post) would be a fun spot to see if they could view the Strawberry Moon. They stopped to get something to eat so would get there at dusk and what a sight! They swam and saw what they came for and when they left could really see without all the trees!

“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.” …Rachael Carson

“Three things cannot be hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” Buddha


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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I like your quote selections. Enjoy every special moment with your family.

Jun 24, 2024 11:08 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Roy Kelley for stopping by.

Jun 24, 2024 12:30 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Dorie- I love the quote by Rachel Carson!!! And I love Beckett's wanting to see the strawberry moon!!!  That is a memorable shot. 

Jun 24, 2024 11:39 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Don't you just love this shot Kathy Streib!! Beckett loves to experience new things and enjoys all of us stepping in and rediscovering so many things we once discovered. It was so fun in NYC showing her things, eating out in the sidewalk cafe's and trying new things. I do believe all these memories will be stored deep within her so her to rediscover one day.

Jun 24, 2024 12:34 PM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Ah the full moon of Summer. Be careful of staring at the Lunar celestial object too long though, hence the word "Lunatic". Be careful out there! Jeff 😀

Jun 24, 2024 12:27 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI ..I will  heed your advice...don't want to be called s lunatic! LOL!

Jun 24, 2024 12:35 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Jun 24, 2024 12:50 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you for stopping by Bill Salvatore - East Valley !

Jun 24, 2024 02:04 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie that is a special moment, with a special person, at a special location.

Jun 24, 2024 01:03 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

We loved seeing the moon this weekend, it was a sight to behold.

Jun 24, 2024 01:46 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi George Souto ..You nailed it! It was all those things.

Hi Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 It really was spectacular! So glad you enjoyed seeing it!

Jun 24, 2024 02:05 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Dorie, Oh wow, you captured such an amazing photo of Beckett. I think it's my favorite.

Jun 24, 2024 04:16 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I really like this photo Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400. My son took it!

Jun 26, 2024 05:44 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Neat post, neat photo Dorie Dillard Austin TX . I do like the Buddha quote even though I am not a follower.

Jun 24, 2024 06:48 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Bob "RealMan" Timm for stopping by and commenting.

Jun 26, 2024 05:44 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I like the quote of the Buddha, and the picture of Beckett gazing at the moon.

Jun 24, 2024 07:20 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Myrl Jeffcoat 

Jun 26, 2024 05:43 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Dorie, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Clubgroup!  

Jun 24, 2024 07:45 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Myrl Jeffcoat ..Much appreciated!

Jun 26, 2024 05:43 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

OMG loved your post and the message where is the Feature Button? Oh I know... loved Beckett's reaction and you sharing with us, Endre

Jun 24, 2024 10:37 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you chef Endre Barath, Jr. ...its a wonder and so glad she found it to be mesmerizing! 

Jun 26, 2024 05:42 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is a cool photo of Beckett checking out the strawberry moon!  It sounds like a beautiful place they chose to view it from.

Jun 25, 2024 05:33 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Its an iconic place in Austin Brian England ..very cool place!

Jun 26, 2024 05:42 PM