21 November 2010

full moon november

late last night, i spent far too much time trying to photograph the moonlight from the almost-full moon. it was mesmerizing, the magical way it flooded the yard and the now-stark woods, seemingly turning night into day. as i grew more and more frustrated with my inability to the capture the scene on film, it occurred to me that i was missing out on the moment. so i packed up my camera gear and went to bed, eyes wide open on the pillow, watching as the moonlight spilled through the windows and across the room and finally, into my dream.

15 comments:

Janie B said...

Just beautiful!

Jenny Schouten Short said...

When I woke at 6:00 this morning I thought it was 9:00 because it was so light outside. The moon was flooding my house. Happy dreams. xxoo Jenny

Tabor said...

I have also done that after trying to catch the moon.

Gail Underwood Parker said...

pebaYour photo is beautiful... well worth the time The time you spent will freeze that beauty to be enjoyed for far more hours and by far more people! I watched the same moon come up over the ocean, parked by the rocks but without a camera, just trying to freeze the beauty in my mind's photo album.
Thank you for the image you sent!
Gail Underwood Parker
www.upbeatsanddownbeats.blogspot.com

S. Love said...

Many of my friends yelled at me to look at the moon last night to see the ring around it. It was gorgeous. Wonderful picture.

Nora said...

I saw he moonlight last night and thought the lights of the stadium were on. I couldn't see the moon itself. I live in the city where it was hidden. I will look for it tonight when I may be a lunatic.

Anonymous said...

Good for you! I remember being in Zurich, Switzerland at the Fraum√ľnster cathedral mesmerized by the Chagall stained glass windows. In marched a large group of tourists, cameras obscuring their eyes, snapping away without ever standing before the windows to simply gaze and be awed. It was flabbergasting to me. So again, good for you for just allowing the moon into your soul.
Nance

Anonymous said...

And did you know last night's moon was a "blue moon"? There is an alternate definition: When a season has four moons the third is called the blue moon so that the last can continue to be called the late moon.

Last night was the third, or blue, moon of the fall season!!! No wonder you were staring at it.
Nance again.

Angie said...

That's so funny, I just read an article today about being present in your life. One of the points made was about not missing moments trying to preserve moments.

Anonymous said...

beautifully captured..

Luna said...

Hello Chris. Beautiful photo, and guess what? I was photographing the same moon, miles away :) I love when that happens.
Cheers. :)

http://awesomeappenings.blogspot.com/2010/11/moon-over-sunset-gardens.html

andigirl said...

Oh, Chris, your words are beautiful, sheer poetry. Once again, thank you for sharing the richness of your experience in your deep and profound way.

gretchen said...

And, it was the full beaver moon...

yoganinja said...

beautiful photo. i love moonlit nights :)

Star said...

Lovely photo, lovely thoughts, thanks!