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Friday, June 28, 2013

SkyWatch Friday: Lunapalooza

Here are my very humble contributions to last weekend's Super Moon "lunapalooza" :-) ...

Sunday evening's Full Moonrise

As it rose, its bright light illuminated some nearby thin clouds, giving it an ethereal look...


My dress is old, but the moon is kind. 
At night I wear a beautiful moon colored dress.


The Moon and clouds had apparently hit it off, because they were still hanging around together in the early morning's eastern sky...


See more SkyWatching "lunacy" (and various other moments of celestial mania) at...


This will be my last SkyWatch Friday post for a while, as I recently saw this brilliant advice on Pinterest...


... and so decided to follow it - and the open road - with one of the funnest people I know, my husband! :-)


Feels like we forgot something. Oh yeah, our car! LOL (We won't be traveling this light for our two week trip to the Pacific Northwest, believe me! Also, we won't be dressed like this. Or look anything like this. For this, of course, is not us). :-)

So until I return with bazillions of photos from our trip, including - let us hope - many of beautiful skies, have a great July! Happy Canada Day (which we'll be spending in Seattle) to our friendly neighbors to the north, and Happy Fourth of July (which we'll be spending in Canada, for we are nothing if not ironic) to our fellow Yanks! :-)

34 comments:

  1. Beautiful moon shots - sometimes it is so golden, isn't it?
    Have a lovely holiday:-)

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    1. Thank you! Yes, sometimes it's very golden! And sometimes orange, or red, or crisply, brightly white or shimmering silver - but only once in a blue moon is it blue. :-)

      Thank you, I'm sure we will! :-)

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    2. I hate it when the comment form severs my mouth from my eyes and nose. :-(

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  2. Wow, your pictures are stunning!! I love that glowing yellow halo around the moon.

    I hope you have a wonderful time on your road trip!! Take lots of pictures, eat lots of tasty stuff, and enjoy every minute of your time with your husband. I'm glad you've decided to use a car on your road trip and not just walk down the middle of the street like those folks in the picture. Although, the man does appear to be skipping, and I always approve of that. :)

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    1. Thank you, Cadry! That thin cloud really made for a very cool effect, didn't it?

      And thank you for your happy road trip wishes! We plan to do all of that, those are great recommendations. :-) I'll tell Howard and Willow Jeane and Andrea and Ken all howdy for you too! And yes, I think that taking the car is a slightly better plan than walking, or even skipping, to the west coast, fun as that looks. LOL

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  3. LOL - you are funny!

    Love those shots - so stunning. And have a great road trip.

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  4. Your pictures of moon are so great ! And the funny one is really excellent !

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    1. Thank you! Can't take credit for the funny one, only for finding, nabbing and sharing it! But I agree it's really excellent! :-)

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  5. Nice work. I failed to capture any images

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    1. Thanks. At least there are a bunch of them online to enjoy, many far, FAR superior to mine. (If you haven't checked out Spare Parts & Pics yet, you're in for a treat!)

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  6. What a beautiful moon it was! I especially love the first photo. Is that the color it was when you took it? So pretty!

    Have a wonderful time on your road trip! I'll be looking forward to your posts about very, very much!!!

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    1. Thanks, Molly! Yes, it was that color when it rose above the horizon. A lot of times the moon first appears deep red, then lightens to this shade of orangey-gold as it rises, and finally to pale yellow and then white. I always figured it was the dust (and in August and September, the smoke from Western wildfires) that did that, but I don't know.

      Thank you!! I always enjoy my vicarious road trips through your blog, so hope to repay the favor and do as good a job for you! :-)

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  7. Gorgeous shots of the moon! Thanks for sharing, happy skywatching!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen! Happy SkyWatching to you, too!

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  8. Hi! Very beautiful moon photos. I did not know about the Super Moon. I wil look up the sky from this evening.
    I hope you have a nice vacation in Seattle and Canada. I am looking forward to see your bazillions number of your photos.
    Happy day to you!

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    1. Hi, Minoru san! Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed them! Unfortunately, the "Super Moon" was on the 23rd. But if you click on the Super Moon link in my post, you can see some wonderful photos of it from around the world. There are some really good ones on SkyWatch this week, too!

      Thank you for your vacation wishes! I'm looking forward to taking my bazillions of photos, as well as looking forward to sharing them! :-)

      Happy day and happy weekend to you!

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    2. Never mind, it looks like you already did click on that Super Moon link! :-)

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  9. Wonderful photos. I love a good full moon....who doesn't? Now.....finish your packin' and get ready to hit the dusty trail ;-). xoxoxo

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    1. Thanks, and yep - who doesn't? (Werewolves maybe, but they're the only ones I can think of!) :-)

      Packin's finished except for the handful of things we'll need to use in the a.m. like toothbrushes, and the car's almost completely loaded! Don't let me forget to bring our pillows, k? :-)

      I hope the trail's not dusty - get enough dust right here at home!

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  10. Have a spectacular trip, and looking forward to seeing your photos!

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  11. The early mormning one is my favourite. I hope you have a super time and look forward to 'going with you', when you come back and show us the photos.
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    (i)My dress is old, but the moon is kind.
    At night I wear a beautiful moon colored dress (/i)
    a quotation? If so who from please?

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    1. "My dress is old" source is unknown, but when I first found it many years ago it was credited as an Apache saying or poem (it was in a children's book, if memory serves). I've been unable to find it anywhere online, but isn't it beautiful?

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  12. I love your lunar delights. We had very heavy cloud which concealed the lady.
    Have a wonderful wonderful trip, and come back and blow us away with your photos.

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    1. That's too bad! But I'm glad that the internet was available so you could see it as seen by others! (It was very pretty the next night too, hope your clouds had dispersed by then).

      Thanks - and okay.... no pressure! LOL

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  13. Wordpress didn't hear you about my avatars but I did, so I changed them to 'retro' figures...

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    1. Thanks, I wondered if you had done it, didn't realize you had input over those! Word Press has a better comment form than any of Blogger's. (DO YOU HEAR ME, BLOGGER??) Thanks for changing it, now I'm a modern woman without a Bitchy Resting Face. LOL

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  14. Lovely moon shots,i missed the super moon due to thick haze in Malaysia.

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    1. Thank you - that's a real shame, I'm sure that haze is due to those fires in Indonesia, which I consider criminal on every level! Sorry you're having to deal with that horrid pollution (and that the orangutans are having to deal with losing their homes and being killed for stupid palm oil!)

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    1. Thank you, Kalyan, glad you enjoyed them!

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  16. That was a super, super moon! I had never heard that term so thanks for the link to the news article. I didn't realize that the moon actually got bigger. I assume bigger as in closer rather than as in "fattening up" followed by going on a diet! :-) That first photo is amazing - you can see so much detail in it.

    I just a vaction e:mail - thank you. I'm glad to hear that you're off to a good start. I'm am not expecting emails nor replies to my comments. You may ignore me completely for two weeks after which I am looking forward to an onslaught of photos and posts that will more than make up for your absense. NO homework on vacation!!

    HAVE A GREAT TIME!!!

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    1. Hey, Jo!
      Thanks for your pre-vacation email, I was glad to get a chance to taunt you from the road with the photo of the freshly picked organic raspberries from Someday Farm! :-) Our vacation was absolutely wonderful, and neither of us has adjusted yet to being back home. (We got back at about 11:15pm Saturday after another 740-mile drive, so we're still recovering from that, too!) It's great to be back with the girls, but we wish we were only here to pick them up and take them back to our newly purchased boat or cottage on Whidbey!

      Between the Rebel, Kodak and iPad, we took over 2000 photos and videos during our trip! I am slowly going through and culling them (unfortunately, not all of them turned out and a lot of times I took multiples of one subject and now have to choose the best versions), and then will still have to edit, upload and write about them. And catch up on the pile of mail, and make a trip up to Havre sometime in the next 3-4 weeks, and of course the groceries don't buy and cook themselves, clothes keep getting dirty, the lawn keeps growing... stupid design. Being waited on hand and foot with no responsibilities was SO much nicer. :-) Poor BW has to go back to work today in 92º temps after enjoying all that lovely cool air of the PNW.

      Can't wait to do a phone call this week - I've got one or two things to tell you about. ;-)

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