"Plains deceive you; they cause you to think that life is easy! Mountains never deceive you; they teach you the realities! Go to the mountains! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan words of wisdom, aphorisms, wise sayings, quotations) photo: Mount Fuji, Japan in fall.
In ancient times when man had not quite got round to inventing the wristwatch, the most reliable source of telling the time was the sun, moon, and stars. There seems to be several opinions of who came up with the moon planting calendar first.