Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Slow Dancing With The Full Sturgeon Moon

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"Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of the tree."

-Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The amazing moon. It was thrilling to sit in the calm and quiet of my garden, and photograph the moon as it went through the stages of last night's lunar eclipse. The shadows in the yard, and the ghostly dance in the sky, at times, made me feel that there was someone, or something watching me. There probably was... lol... maybe some creature of the night who was also watching the strange red illumination in the sky. Sigh. :) Still, I felt both alone, and also one of many, because I am sure I wasn't the only moon gazer last night. I am sure I had many friends, under the same big night sky, sharing the eclipse with me. And anyway, I had my two best four legged friends by my side most of the night. Elvis to my right, and Thomas the opossum to my left, and of course, there was the man in the moon watching over me. :)

"There is something haunting in the light of the moon; it has all the discompassionatness of a disembodied soul, and something of it's inconceivable mystery."

-Joseph Conrad

The Eclipse Of The Full Sturgeon Moon

"I'm standing on the moon with nothing better to do, with a lovely view of heaven, but I'd rather be with you."


"It is one of life's bitterest truths that bedtime so often arrives just when things are getting really interesting."

-Lemony Snicket

Farmer's Almanac - Astronomy

"The Full Sturgeon Moon"
My Garden
Berkeley, California
August 28th, 2007
After Midnight



The wind was blowing it did the only other time I have seen an eclipse. I was bit scared as was the dog. Of course, it might not have subliminally helped that I was reading "Carrie" by the moonlight.

Karen Funk Blocher said...

I'm always in awe of your moon shots, and these are your best yet! Amazing!

MyMaracas said...

Wondrous photos and enchanting commentary. And you always find THE BEST quotes to go along with your posts. Kudos!


alphawoman said...

Your photo's are fabulous! I was so PO'ed that we were overcast last night. What a bummer.

Suzanne R said...

There are blessings in being awake in the early morning hours sometimes, as is shown in the taking of these pictures. They are stunning! Beautiful work, Carly!

Jessica said...

Aye, there were a few of us out here *smile* Had my Princess with me too... I will be posting my eclipse photos was for the morning picture I took after the eclipse set...

Steven said...

You really did good with the eclipse!