Monday, 11 August 2014

Goodbye Bertha ~ Hello Super Moon ~

Gentle Reader ~~~ Bertha blew and played a tune of the wind as it blows, and the trees danced like dervishes, whirling and twirling on the wildly wuthering wind of the west ~~~ later, as the storm passed by, the sky in its wake lightened and brightened and, as the sun set on the weary grey day, the sky lit up, a blaze of contrasting colour as the sun said Goodnight {and goodbye} to Bertha ~~~



A short while on and the August Full Moon, a Super Moon and the second Super Moon of three in a row this year {a rare phenomenon indeed} peeked above the houses and climbed steadily into the sky ~ up and up and up she rose into the deeply darkening night sky ~ high above the rooftops and the chimneys of the drowsing cottages and nodding trees in The Shire, sailing into the sea of night above the tree~lined shores below, bestowing upon us the silver light of a full moon night ~~~ 


On again, on again, on until morning she sails through the ocean of night, on again 'til the last star still shining is tucked up in bed and the sun peeks over the edge of the world, arising again, shining again, showering golden light again over The Shire ~~~

~~~ and the relentless, endless chase begins again ~~~


12 comments:

  1. So happy to know that you are safe and sound in The Shire this morning! Your photos are stunning, Debs! Thank you for sharing the beautiful Super Moon with us. We couldn't see a thing as clouds moved in. Big storms and lots of rain here through the night. We are well-watered now! Have a happy day! ♡

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    1. So sorry you missed it! Now it is my turn to say "Stay safe!" At least we do not have to lug heavy watering cans! Waving ~~~

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  2. A group of us gathered on a neighbors decklast night to share soe wine and watch the GORGEOUS moon! It lit up the sky like a huge spotlight. Magnificent. Thanks so much for your visit and sweet comments.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Pinky ~ yes, huge spotlight pretty much sums it up.

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  3. Cloud cover here interfered with a view of this Super Moon. Hoping for clearing tonight to catch some of the beauty.

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    1. So often cloud cover hides all cosmic events from view here too. Fingers crossed for tonight.

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  4. You're not only an excellent photographer but a fabulous writer as well! I will have to step outside after dark tonight to catch a glimpse of that moon now that I can see how spectacular it is.

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    1. You are too kind Cathy. I just pootle along doing what I enjoy ~ and when the muse strikes {that helps!}

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  5. Hello Deborah. Last night as I turned out the lights before going to bed a patch of light on the floor of my office caught my eye, and lo and behold out the window there was the super moon perfect and large filling the night sky! I had been busy and forgotten about it, and so thankful for that patch of light! I stepped out on the porch -- a soft southern summer night with crickets and soft moist breeze, and there flooding the whole neighborhood was the silvery light of that beautiful moon. What a lovely way to end the day! How wonderful to know the same moon can be viewed by us here and you there across the Pond. Your account is captivating!

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    1. I am so pleased you saw it! The music of the crickets and the soft breeze sound so relaxing. Waving ~~~

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  6. Lovely photos! I got to see the super moon after the clouds finally moved. It was very cool to see.

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    1. Yay! So happy the clouds moved out of the way. Look out in your inbox later ~~~ Waving ~~~

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