As I told my friend Nan, I've been running around trying to get a decent photo of the moon for several days. I started on Saturday, when the moon rose almost-full and beautifully orange over the stand of birch trees near the southeast corner of our property. I was working in the garden, but ran in the house for the camera. This photo is unfortunately blurry, but the one that I liked best will not load on Blogger correctly. My moon photos are never quite what I hope for, and apparently I am not alone in that sentiment. Sky and Telescope has some good advice for snapping photos of the moon.
My camp-fire girls resource refers to July's Full Moon as The Thunder Moon. If only this moon had brought with its rising, some much-needed thunder and rain.