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Thursday, January 20, 2011


When I went up stairs something made me look out of our small hall window, well!!!!! I saw one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen, the moon setting off in the western horizon just behind a big old tree, well ya know I had to run to get my camera and try my best to  get photos, again to take the window screen out like I did to photograph the icicles and get a photo of this amazing sight, I was balancing on the window ledge with my elbows still in my PJ’S praying these photos would turn out. I had to do a lot of adjusting my camera for the lighting and the moon was lowering faster and faster  and I noticed  my batteries were dying  CRAP ! hang on just a bit longer I was saying to my self , they did and the shots I did manage to get turned out not to bad a bit dark but heck trial and error for next time lol! I just wish I had caught the moon up a bit more and took timed exposed photos of it setting ! But maybe another time, I will have to keep my eye open for that to happen again next January ! Maybe  I will follow the moons fazes and get even better shots !





I forgot to mention thanks to Papa that last night was a full moon called a Wolf  Moon !

I don't know why I didn't mention it  as I love the moon and wolves  . There's a folklore about the wolf moon ,  northern Native Americans named it after packs of singing wolves they once heard during the winter month of January”    That's were the phrase howling at the moon came from.

         Here's a picture I love and found of  wolves howling at the moon .


                          Red rose   Hope you all have great day !Open-mouthed smile


Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

Great photos! I've tried taking pics of the moon but have not been successful. I'm still a newbie where photography is concerned. While walking my dog this a.m., it was still dark and the moon was so bright in the sky and it looked full (or at least almost).

Patsy said...

You did good!

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Far Side of Fifty said...

You did great..Moon shots are difficult! I always try to use the tripod..or the car hood..or something stable. I totally missed the full moon last night:)

Gail said...

Beautiful shots.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi Elaine, nice captures and photographing the moon is something I've never been able to do, but then of course, I haven't even tried that much. Glad your batteries held out.(BTW that comment about Land for Sale in TX is apparently from a real estate site. I had a very similar comments posting, deleted it and reported the site, after blocking it in my email.)

Rural Revival said...

It WAS a beautiful moon this morning. I was able to have it directly in front of me for most of my commute this morning.

I found your blog through Red Gate Farm and noticed you are west of Toronto. Vienna! I grew up in St Thomas, and had a friend who moved to Vienna out to a farm when I was young. They eventually moved on, but I have fond memories of visiting them in the country.

Nice to meet you!