Thursday, December 3, 2009

Full Cold Moon




Yesterday MORNING (Wednesday) as I drove my daughter to the bus stop at 6:45 AM, I was floored by how beautiful the moon was. Big and golden, just amazing.

I didn't have a lot of time before it would be gone so I grabbed my camera, and Lily, and off we went to Great Bay, the only place I could think of with a wide open view.

Sure enough, there it was with no obstructions.







As the moon sunk down to the horizon it began to lose it's golden shine, but still, my goodness it was a sight to see.

Did you know if there are two full moons in a month the second one is called a Blue Moon? It doesn't happen very often though, hense the saying, 'Once in a blue moon'

28 comments:

Karin said...

Wonderful shots! I was admiring the moon last night too, but didn't have my camera ready!

Country Girl said...

Sharon, these are exquisite! It's difficult to get moon photos, I think. I love the color on these as well as the detail of the moon.
Yes, later this month we're having a blue moon!

Steve Borichevsky said...

Wonderful! Wonderful!

Jay Albert said...

You shoot a nice moon Sharon!

Eve said...

Very nice Sharon! I do know about the Blue Moon!!

El said...

Didn't know that's where the blue moon came from. Fantastic photos. How do you capture the moon with your camera? I can't figure out the settings for that type of shot. You did an amazing job but I am sorry about the 6:45 bus stop appt!

Chatelaine said...

My moon shots always turn out awful.
Admiring yours, they are stunning.

I am not a morning person so I never get views like that.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great photos! I have tried to take photos of the moon a few times and they were not so good. I need a better camera!

Loree said...

We've had a gorgeous moon for the past 2 days too. No camera at hand though to take some shots of it :(

Susan Wicker said...

Dear Sharon...What fabulous shots you got of the moon. You are a fabulous photographer. You should doa book of photos from New England! Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

The Curious Cat said...

There photos make my heart ache...the first one is picture postcard perfect and it reminds me of the beauty of New England and how I wish I could experience it daily, but alas...tis not meant to be. Still, I have you to give me a little of it every week which makes me happy. Thank you xxx

John's Outdoor World said...

Wow--what a great target of opportunity--thanks for sharing! John

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

The moon was certainly amazing the last couple of nights and your pictures certainly catch that. Big and round and made people extra nutty! (I work in sales and oh! The questions and requests we get on a full moon!)

Jayne said...

I can see the man in the moon! Beautiful images Sharon! :c)

Riet said...

Your photo's are as always so beautiful.

Erica Houskeeper said...

I did see that moon on Wednesday morning, and it took my breath away. Your images captured it beautifully.

Nancy Medina said...

Pretty awesome images Sharon, was that the same little bridge we stopped at before to try to capture the fog? Sorry I missed your text yesterday, it's been crazy here lately.
xoxoxxo

Laura said...

Ted just told me a couple of nights ago about having two moons this month! Love the beautiful moon shot!

Cedar ... said...

Beautiful shots of the full moon!

Sea Witch said...

Great post title and lovely photos. So enjoying your blog. Sea Witch

Kerri said...

Gorgeous shots Sharon! Looks like you captured a few geese flying over in the last one, too!

Cindy said...

Beautiful photos Sharon. I really like the first one. You can see just a little bit of it's reflection in the water. Very pretty. Great Bay looks like a great place to take photos.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Cindy

Pat said...

I love the moon shots! They are exquisite! Beautiful colors!

Evelyn said...

Just GORGEOUS! Oh, and I had always wondered where "Once in a blue moon" came from. Indeed, it must be rare! Thanks for posting!

Judy said...

Sharon, the first photo is wonderful!! I love the reflection of the moon in the water, and the pink cast everything has!! And the o0ther shots, where it is just the moon, are incredible because you can see the details of the moon's features!!
I only wish we were not having so much cloud cover, so I can see the moon for myself!

Donna said...

Wow! Those are gorgeous. I love how you captured the moon.

The Retired One said...

Gorgeous!!!!!

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