Saturday, 4 November 2017

The Hare in the Moon and The All~Seeing Eye

Hello Friends!

Did you see the full Frost Moon last night? Ours was scuppered by cloud cover, which often happens here in the west.  In the middle of the night, I was woken by bright, silvery light gleaming in through some cracks in my not~so~tightly closed curtains, and the clouds were briskly swept aside by breezes that had risen during the night. I was tempted to get up and take photos, but as soon as I felt the chill air in my room I decided against, and snuggled back down under the duvet and back to sleep.

Do you see a Man in the Moon, or a Hare in the Moon? 

I did take a photo, during the late afternoon a few days earlier, of the waning gibbous moon, and it came out quite well, you can see the edges of the craters along the left side quite clearly. These are the kinds of images that set my imagination racing!


And speaking of getting my imagination working, just look at what I have staring in at me when I'm working in my kitchen! Talk about the All Seeing Eye! It's really quite spooky, especially if you know of Ents!  Maybe there's an Entmoot gathering beginning in next door's garden!



It's actually a forty year old Sycamore tree that has had all the ivy removed, you can see some of the old vines still clinging on!  During the twilight, it can be quite unnerving to see!

A note to all my British readers ~ if you are hosting a Bonfire Party in your own garden, please turn over that heap before you set light to make sure you are toasting marshmallows not hedgehogs! Be safe and have a fun time, but remember wildlife and pets don't like fireworks, so be considerate. Thank you!

Until next time ~~~
~~~Deborah

17 comments:

  1. Great shot of the moon. What a wonderful tree.
    Good advice I worry about the little creatures on bonfire night. x

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    1. Thank you.
      Fireworks already started here, days ago!

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  2. I remember the sycamore tree at my grandparents where we always had our Memorial Day picnics under. I was devastated when years later, lightning split it in half and it had to be taken down. Thank you for a memory, XOXO

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    1. We have many sycamore here. That's so sad. My friend had her ancient walnut tree {succumbed to a storm} turned into pasta bowls. D xoxo

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  3. I see a hare in your moon and a dog’s face in the tree.

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  4. You take the most glorious moon photos, Deb! I know how difficult it is and your's is great! I find I get the best shots when it is colder. I do believe your neighbor's tree is straight out of Lord of the Rings. Enjoy your weekend. xoxo ♥

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    1. Thank you, Martha Ellen. You should see how many I have to take to get one or two good ones! Agree, the air is clearer when it is cold and we get better clarity and definition. Treebeard and the Ents does come to mind! xoxo

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  5. Clouds obscured our view of the full moon last night, but I had to look up anyway. Just knowing our moon is up there gives me some peace of mind. ~♡~

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    1. I could not agree more. There is a certain security in the clear, Autumn nights when the stars are finally visible after their apparent absence over the light Summer nights; I feel connected, once more, to the Universe.

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  6. Beautiful photo of the moon :) Love the Seeing Eye and yes it reminds me of ents too :) Sadly fireworks also started here days and days ago - I used to like fireworks until we had a rocket shoot through our bedroom window causing the curtains to catch fire!! Fortunately husband was up stairs at the time and was able to extinguish the fire - I dread to think what would have happened if we had been out :( Very good advice about checking bonfires.

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    1. Goodness me! That must have been extremely frightening! We often hear spent rockets clattering on our roof or in the garden, but that is awful! I love fireworks, organised displays or small, safely managed, gatherings in a back garden.

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  7. I love looking for faces in trees, but yours IS rather scary. You must have quite a telephoto lens on your camera and use a tripod, I presume.

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    1. My current camera is over 5 years old. It is a Panasonic FZ45 with a Leica 25mm wide angle with 24x optical zoom. I don't use a tripod. I aspire to a camera with interchangeable lenses someday.

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  8. Gorgeous photo and that tree is fabulous!

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  9. The photo of the moon is just magnificent! I think it's amazing how you can see the edges of the craters. Wonderful.

    Now, that tree is another matter...it is scary and I wouldn't want to have to look at it at all. Maybe they should plant the ivy back again.

    The full moon was a sight here, it looked so close you could touch it. It was amazing to be out in the dark gazing at it. It's the only good thing about it getting dark earlier. :-)

    Love and hugs,
    Darlene

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  10. Love the full moon! Well, I love the moon in all its phases. Your photos are just spectacular. I still remember marveling when the first astronaut walked upon it. Not so sure I'd like that tree. There was once near my bedroom window when I was little and it was very scary. Oh, and I see the hare in the moon. :)

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