The Super Flower Blood Moon

Can’t believe I stayed up, looking out of my window, stepping outside sometimes, snapping photos for a whole four and plus hours, observing the great phenomenon that is an eclipse but I did. I spent all those hours camera and cell phone for videos in tow, going up and down the stairs, checking often for the latest change and how far the earth had moved.

In between, something espiritual happened. Creatures came by to pay their respects, frogs, insects, birds, one specific flying landing this close, staying long enough I was able to snap a picture or few, I have never seen it in my life and will have to do a little digging to learn more about it; traffic in and out the neighborhood; music playing in the middle of the night loud enough I could hear; neighbors calmly walking by, returning from their late jobs or an outing with their friends…. life otherwise going, on an evening when many were already sleeping, reading for the week.

There is something always gratifying, exhilarating, fun about witnessing a natural phenomenon. I just get a kick when I see mother nature in action. It brings me joy!

Never Too Late to Post a Story

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Photo by Loly

Am I late with the eclipse and blood moon story? Humm, perhaps!

I have a habit of treating myself during the holidays, a feel good token as I call it. It is a tradition that began in a whim and has rocketed itself to an annual event of sorts minus the parade.

I never have anything in particular in mind, whatever speaks to me at the moment will be, until I hit the store but the page has turned this year, thanks to Madam moon. 

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It just occurred to me that my Canon, yet outdated, in camera years she is old, is still kicking and putting out a show but I cannot say the same about her many arms, excuse-me accessories. There is an urgent need for them to catch up with the times as they began to slowly go south, well kind off. They are dragging along in one leg in technology age, not doing what I want, when I want and as I want and having me going in circles like a mad dog trying to catch his tale.

I mean, take the eclipse for example, for the moment there, I forgot all about the Super Moon until I was hit by a pedal in the head forty minutes in , so forgive-me whatever picture I share here of the super moon, not the eclipse, is from a friend.

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I spent the whole night, I relentlessly stalked this moon, trying to hit the fast forward button but she cadently beat at speed of her own drum. Thank God the mosquitos were not out. Otherwise, I would have been feeling like lady marmalade. 

I forced the lens to snap but she would not budge, switching from this mode to that mode, moving the camera up and down, flash and no flash but nothing. Glad she did not break, however. She had a mind of her own and stopped cooperating for a while. It was an endeavor, a fight of major proportion, one I no longer wanted to experience. So, come December, a lens it is for Christmas. In the meantime, here are my eclipse pictures.

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Are you there yet?

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Pre Blue Moon 2015

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Well, this is the closest I will get to the blue moon 2015.  It is raining in my heck of the hoods.  The sky has been kidnaped by mother nature with no possibility of parole and the probability of seeing it, is slim to none.  Zilt.  Unless, the Man Up there intervenes and does His thing, miracle, we are bound to watch on TV or read about it on a news magazine near you .  But in the meantime, here is last night’s moon. Isn’t she gorgeous? I don’t know, I am just addicted to looking up to the sky. Who knows, one of these days, it might end up telling me awesome stories and I sharing them with you.