This file includes Sun, Sunrise and Sunset, Moon, Stars, and Sky.

Also see Time, Sleeping and Waking, Sun, Moon, Sky, and Star Song Lists, and Day and Night.


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The Sun

(John Drinkwater)

I told the sun that I was glad,
I'm sure I don't know why;
Somehow the pleasant way he had
Of shining in the sky,
Just put a notion in my head
That wouldn't it be fun.
If, walking on the hill, I said
"I'm happy" to the sun.

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Sunrise and Sunset

See also Sleeping and Waking

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(Pollyanna Sedziol)

is the only gold
I'll ever possess . . .

I treasure it,
counting its glory
each dawn.


If you awake and see the sunrise
bathing earth in red and gold,
As you gaze you'll somehow find
it brings a washing of the soul.

It fills one with anticipation
to start the say with such a sight.
God is good to give each new day,
a gift wrapping so bright.

Page Idea - Sunset

Another double layout that turned out great was all their sunset photos on the beach. We cut out a black palm tree (use the die cut for the shape) then I cut 5 x 11 strip of black, yellow, gold, peach and light blue. I tore each rectangle in half long wise, starting with the black. Put the straight edge of the black on the bottom edge of the page, then tear layers of the other colors. Place the straight edge of the next color under the black. Work on up with all the rest of the colors. When you tear the 5 x 11 in half you use the other strip for the second page. It looked like a sunset on the page with a black palm tree silhouette. Then we placed the photos on top of the sunset we had made on the page. We had a picture of her husband and it looks like he is standing under our black palm tree.

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Reach for the moon. If you fall short...You might land on a star.

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The Man in the Moon

The Man in the Moon looked out of the moon,
Looked out of the moon and said,
"'Tis time for all children on the earth
To think about getting to bed!"

I Don't Know a Thing About Love

(Conway Twitty)

I talked to the man in the moon
I said sir is she coming back soon
He smiled and he stated, son I'm over-rated
I've had too much credit in those old love tunes

I don't know a thing about love
I just kind of hang here above
I just watch from the sky, will love grow, will it die
I don't know a thing about love

Then I asked him where is she tonight
You must see all things with your light
He said son I could tell you, things that might kill you
But I don't get involved in what's wrong or right

He said I can move oceans, when I take the notion
Or make mountains tremble and rivers run dry
But in all matters human remember there's someone
In charge of those things way above you and I

(Note: I don't know how I'll work this into my scrapbook but it's my favorite song about the moon)

Moon Names

Many cultures had names for the various full moons throughout the year. Some of the most common are:

The first name in each list is from the Farmer's Almanac. See Moon Names for more info.

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Millions of Stars

(Rachel Carson

One summer night, out on a flat headland, all but surrounded by the waters of the bay, the horizons were remote and distant rims on the edge of space. Millions of stars blazed in darkness, and on the far shore a few lights burned in cottages. Otherwise there was no reminder of human life. My companion and I were alone with the stars: the misty river of the Milky Way flowing across the sky, the patterns of the constellations standing out bright and clear, a blazing planet low on the horizon. It occurred to me that if this were a sight that could be seen only once in a century, this little headland would be thronged with spectators. But it can be see many scores of nights in any year, and so the lights burned in the cottages and the inhabitants probably gave not a thought to the beauty overhead; and because they could see it almost any night, perhaps they never will.

from Catch a Falling Star

(sung by Perry Como, music and Lyrics by Lee Pockriss and Paul Vance)

Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket,
Never let it fade away!
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket,
Save it for a rainy day!

For love may come and tap you on the shoulder,
Some star-less night!
Just in case you feel you wanna' hold her,
You'll have a pocketful of starlight!

(Repeat Chorus)
For when your troubles start multiplyin',
And they just might!
It's easy to forget them without tryin',
With just a pocketful of starlight!

Catch a Falling Star page idea

Across the top of the page print the words "Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket". Draw a wavy line and write the words along that or use small sticker letters tilted randomly.
Place tiny star stickers as if they are falling down the right side of the page.
At the bottom right put a pocket shape in paper that coordinates with the photos or mats you are using on the page.
Add more words from the song at the bottom of the page if they fit the theme.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are

When the blazing sun is gone,
When he nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!

Then the traveler in the dark
Thanks you for your tiny spark;
He could not see which way to go,
If you did not twinkle so.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!

In the dark blue sky you keep,
And often through my curtains peep,
For you never shut your eye
Till the sun is in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!

As your bright and tiny spark
Lights the traveler in the dark,
Through I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!


(Frank Dempster Sherman)

At evening when I go to bed
I see the stars shine overhead.
They are the little daisies white
That dot the meadow of the night.

And often while I'm dreaming so,
Across the sky the moon will go.
It is a lady, sweet and fair,
Who comes to gather daisies there.

For, when at morning I arise,
There's not a star left in the skies,
She's picked them all
and dropped them down
Into the meadows of the town.

Wishing On Star

I picked a star to wish upon
From all the stars above . . .

And closed my eyes and made a wish
To send you all my love.

So look up in the sky tonight
And find one special star . . .

The one that holds my wish to you
No matter where you are.

And when you see that special star
My wish will come to you . . .

For stars were made to wish upon
And wishes do come true!

The Falling Star

(Sara Teasdale)

I saw a star slide down the sky,
Blinding the north as it went by,
Too burning and too quick to hold,
Too lovely to be bought or sold,
Good only to make wishes on
And then forever to be gone.

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