Sunday, March 20, 2011

Franken Moon

“See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...we need silence to be able to touch souls.”

Mother Teresa of Calcutta quote
Last night was a special kind of moon, the closest it will be for a long time.  It is supposed to cause all kinds of havoc.  Wife's tales and all that, exagerating science, yes the moon does cause the tides but when we're talking the kind of distances between here and the moon the effect may be felt but cause havoc, nah.  It was however very cool to look at.  When it came up over the horizon it was big and golden and extremely impressive.
As the moon rose into the trees it lightened in color and started to look like something out of a spooky Hollywood movie.

As it rose in the sky, it lightened in color and looked more like a regular full moon.  I hope your skies were clear and you were able to enjoy this special moon if not I hope you enjoy my photos. I have a feeling there will be a lot of blogs with moon photos today because it was indeed impressive and there were lots of fellow photographers out there taking photos.  I had people who saw me; stop in the middle of the road to tell me where better shots could be had.  I met and talked with several other photograpers and had one invite me to park in her yard so I would be well off the road instead of in the grass just off the road.  It was one of those nights that my faith in people as being good, decent,freindly, all those things that have supposed to have diminished in the world are not gone and it warmed my heart.  Perhaps that was the best part of the night.  Some wonderful Serendipity


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh, beautiful shots! I especially like the one with the branches in front of the moon. It was overcast here, alas, and I didn't get to see the Supermoon.

Max said...

Thank you for the pictures. I wanted to get some myself, but as you mentioned, we were too overcast to get any.

Zuzana said...

Beautiful images.;) I took a few shots of it yesterday night, when the view was a bit better then the night before.;)
I am forever fascinated by the moon.

Twain12 said...

just gorgeous..i love the moon