Monday, July 30, 2007

The Thunder Moon

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.


Cherry Menlove said...

Oh my, that is a wonderful picture you have taken. There really is something so magical about the moon on a cloudless night. I wish I could send you some of our rain. We have never seen rain like it.

Cherry xx

Aisling said...

Cherry, Thanks for the sweet comments and thanks for coming by! I wish you could share your rain also. Wouldn't it be nice if it were more evenly distributed?

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Oh Aisling, that is a beautiful moon picture. I saw that big orange moon rising as I was driving home last night. It was spectacular! You did good! Thanks for sharing it.

Aisling said...

Robbin, I think that is one of the things I like so much about "sky watching." You live quite a distance away from me, and yet we both saw the big orange moon. I think that is very cool.