Saturday, January 10, 2009

Full moon

I have never seen as incredible a moon as I saw early this morning, caught in the trees. I was out clearing the snow from the bird feeder, but this moon sent me scurrying back into the house for my camera. I didn't even feel the cold on my bare fingers as I attempted to capture the magic in an image, even though the thermometer read -35C.

13 comments:

Kyddryn said...

I cannot see her here tonight - clouds have wrapped her in their gauzy embrace, sending down silver droplets of moon-touched rain in her stead. Still, what I cannot see, I feel, I know, deep and visceral; my mother moon sails grand and graceful across the firmament - while her visage would be a fine thing to see, she is wise and kind, knowing as she does that rain is what we need here, now...much though I wish the trees could sup on moonlight and grow tall and strong, alas...they cannot. Unlike the fey spirit within me, that ephemeral Self called soul, the world cannot thrive on moonlight alone.

Thank you, thank you for capturing her likeness - for now I have moon and sweet rain both, and so am twice blessed.

Shade and Sweetwater,
K

devilsivy said...

Oh, she inspires me to be a lunar prism! Thank you -- the branches in her first image look like dancing fingers framing her lovely face.

Murray said...

It truly was astounding - I saw it right ahead of me on the Alaska Highway as I was going into town. Moon-set this morning is 10:35, so I'm going to go in a bit early to get some photos (I hope).

RachelW said...

This moon is so beautiful, dressed in her skirt of clouds and winter trees. Murray, I hope you get a good view of the moon this morning. When I went out into my backyard this morning, she wasn't where she'd been the morning before, but you'll have a much clearer view from the highway.

AloeVera said...

This one is one they call a wolf moon. It comes in January and if there is much snow, it becomes a time that is meant to stay with family and silently absorb the wonder of the way we are all bound together. This one was special. It was such a brilliant fantastic beautiful sight. I was watching too, to see if there were anything different about it. Something I could see. But it was a different I could not put my finger on. Hmmm...these things are very interesting. Your pictures are beautiful!!

Papa--Mike said...

Zack--a beautiful soul has begun his new journey on this new moon/full moon/larger than normal moon and the WOLF Moon!

...Journey on, Zack!...Journey On, with **Love & Light**, you beautiful soul...

With Love,,,,,Papa Mike

DragonFly24 said...

Glorious, gorgeous, so very gibbous moon... Mmm! Thank you for sharing your vision through your lens-art. And Zack departing on the Wolf Moon. How perfect is that? I feel so connected through this moon. Love, Morrigane.

S.L. Corsua said...

Oh my, that's a priceless 'moon look' indeed! Never seen it here (probably because we don't have the winter season?), in all my years of insomnia and night-sky-gazing. Thanks for sharing these shots. I'm enchanted by them. ;)

RachelW said...

AloeVera, thank you for sharing that about the wolf moon; it holds special meaning for me right now.

PapaMike, yes... Zack travelled with the full wolf moon.

Morrigane, thank you dear sister!

S.L., the skies are magical here in winter, but I do miss the stars all summer long!

Crafty Green Poet said...

we had a beautiful full moon here too, your photos are wonderful, very atmospheric

AverageMom said...

I don't know the details, not being a science sort, but my husband said something about the moon being in a cycle where it was at it's closest to the earth last Saturday. Glad you got to see it!

RachelW said...

Amazing, isn't it? I heard about that too, though I also don't know the details. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

SarahA said...

The beautiful mystical moon. Great pictures of her.