Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Blue Moon for the New Year

Sometimes the picture you want isn't always the one you get. Especially if your about half an hour too late, as I was yesterday with the Blue Moon. I had hoped to be at the coast in time to see it rise above the trees on the horizon, which is when it appears largest, but I didn't make it. I still had some nice photo opportunities so I took them.

On the way home I drove down a side street just to check out the view when I saw this ...

It turned out to be a decent shot and a beautiful sight. I often wonder what it's like to live in a place like that on the water. Not necessarily someplace fancy but just a place with a view of life, coming and going, ever changing.

The moon was still a bit white but as it continued to rise it turned a golden yellow like in the photo below.



Last night was my only chance to capture the elusive Blue Moon since we are on track for storms the next few days.

I want wish you all a very happy but above of all safe New Year! My husband and I plan on staying in for the evening while both of the girls have plans with friends. We're just so boring these days.


40 comments:

Erica Houskeeper said...

Hi Sharon,

Beautiful photos! The moon last night was gorgeous. Between the moonlight and the snow, it was so bright outside. My cats were going nuts!

This home on the water is so pretty. I know what you mean about having a place on the water (nothing fancy) with a view of life -- the birds, the moon, the sun.

Anyway, wishing you and your family a very happy New Year. I am so glad to have found your incredible blog!

Erica

Denise said...

Two incredibly lovely images. Thanks for sharing them and Happy New Year!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I could get lost in your blog....it's so beautiful. I have a friend I need to send your blog address to. She's not a blogger but living in upstate NY she'll love your scenery.
How's the snow up there? We already have 4". Staying home too!
Happy New Year!
xo,
Carole

Glenda/MidSouth said...

They do have a beautiful view.
I am boring also. :) Have not gone out on New Year's eve in many years.
Happy New Year to you and your family!

Steve Borichevsky said...

You done good!

Happy New Year!

Country Girl said...

I couldn't see the moon last night because of the cloud cover and am so glad you captured these. Gorgeous!

Love that house on the spit of land, too.

The Gathering Place said...

Happy New Year! I love the photos, as usual!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

beautiful captures sharon. i too, love the water and some day, i will retire near it :)
have a happy new year's.
erin

Snappy Di said...

Too many clouds here last night to catch the moon... started raining very late and then this morning it was snowing.

THIS boring couple will be spending New Years Eve indoors here at home too in front of the fire sipping champagne and watching the tube.

Happy New Year to you, Sharon. I've so enjoyed getting to know you a teeny bit this past year.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful...

Yes the elusive blue moon...I think it comes around every 20 years ???

Happy New Year Sharon..

All the best,
Kathy :)

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Whether it was the shot you wanted or not, they are stunning! Thanks for sharing.

Happy New Year to you

Spring Lake Farm said...

The photos are beautiful!

Happy New Year!

Sandy

LV said...

They were all very stunning shots. You did a super job. You really live in a world of beauty.

eileeninmd said...

It looks like a lovely New England Scene.

Happy New Years to you and yours.

Cedar ... said...

What a great shot! Happy New Year to you all!

Susan Wicker said...

Boring is good for New Year's Eve...and peaceful, too. Thanks for all the inspiring photos. May your new year of life be everything you want it to be! Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Boring is good sometimes. Especially on New Years Eve. Better to stay home in your comfies! That's where we are!

Betty said...

Your pictures are beautiful and I would love to move into that house.
Have a very Happy New Year.

Kim said...

Such pretty shots of the Blue Moon Sharon and I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year!

Patti Cakes said...

Happy New Year Sharon! Hope you get lots of good shots this coming year. Big hugs!

uberrhund said...

What a charming scene, a Blue Moon over a classic New England view on a Winter's eve.
Thanks for sharing!

Pearl Maple said...

Fabulous classic New England view complete with the blue moon, simply lovely. Thanks for brightening up our day and Happy New Year to you.

Riet said...

Stunning photo's of that beautiful scene. LOve your new header.
Happy New Year

PinkCat said...

We saw it in London too! Beautifully captured.

Happy New Year! Looking forward to more interesting posts in 2010 as I plan my September honeymoon in New England! x

Kerri said...

Happy New Year Sharon! It's been wonderful getting to "know" you better in 2009. Hoping Great things for you in 2010!

LOVELY Moon pics!! I haven't been able to get out and get any lately.

Jayne said...

We were socked in with clouds, and did not get to see it. A beautiful view for sure.

Hope you and yours have a wonderful New Year Sharon.

Phyllis said...

Hey Sharon,

It was so cloudy here that I couldn't see the moon.

Yep - I was layed off in Jan 09 and have been looking for work all year with no success. Things should turn around for me soon so that I can keep my home.

Happy New Year to you.

Linda Jacobs said...

The moon, as always, is the star of any photo, and the house on the point is the perfect backdrop for it, but what I love the most about this one is the slight blush of the sky. It's almost like the sky is the shy wallflower just sitting there quietly waiting to be noticed.

Judy said...

Those shots are wonderful!! I love the faint blush of pink in the sky, and the geese? in the first photo! I think it would be perfect to live in a house on the water, like that!!
I am glad so many people have posted photos of the blue moon, as we have been getting snow since yesterday afternoon, and it shows no signs of letting up!
Have a safe and blessed New Year!!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

That might not be what you wanted but it is beautiful.

Wishing you a fantastic 2010 Sharon. May it bring you great peace, joy and happiness.

Carolynn said...

That is a beautiful spot. So tranquil in that light.

All the very best to you & your family in the coming year.

Carolynn

Di said...

Beautiful photo and scenery. Happy New Year.

momma-lana said...

We are boring too! We went to bed at 10:30 and the moon was so bright in our bedroom windows that we had to close the curtains over the shades! I love the pictures.

Mumsy said...

Beautiful photos, and I love the moon.

Happy New Year!

The Retired One said...

Loved these shots, Sharon...and your header with the little bird making tracks in the snow!
Hope your 2010 is wonderful!

The Curious Cat said...

wow...stunning...as usual...I want to climb into the photo! xxx

Pat said...

Any place by the water is sufficient - I could sit there for hours and dream...

That house is gorgeous, of course, and wouldn't hurt a bit to live in it!

Beautiful pictures of the blue moon!

Eve said...

Wonderful shots Sharon! And the cold seagull header it just so fun!! Great job!

Merisi said...

You did indeed capture not only a beautiful moon, but the dream of an interesting life by the sea too!

Like you, I often wonder what people blessed to live in a place like this think of their fortune, if they appreciate what they have and if they are happy too.

Jan's camera said...

Stunning photo.