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Half Day Moon (CFFC-Sky)

Half Day Moon

Yesterday, I noticed that the theme of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge for the week was sky. Looking up, I found it to be a pleasant surprise to see the moon in the blue sky of day.

At times, the half moon had to peek through the soft clouds floating across the sky.

Day Moon Peeking

I always look for images in the clouds. This cloud formation struck me as a Phoenix rising in the sky.

Sky Phoenix

What do you see?

Dark and Light (Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge)

Moonlight through Darkness

Moonlight through Darkness

My (5 photo) perception of light and dark through the camera lens.

I have posted the following photos before, but they are among my favorite light/dark shots. So, here they are again!



Reaching Light

Reaching Light

Low-Key Pal

Low-Key Pal



Post inspired by Cee’s fun photo challenge with the theme of dark and light.

Howl at the Moon

Wolf Moon

Wolf Moon

Wolf Haiku (Moon)

Layered cake of clouds
Moon cover silences wolf
True nature restrained

This is my first entry into Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge. This week the target words were cake and wolf. Check out his blog for more info and reader submissions.

I am also entering this photo into Lucile’s Photo Rehab Clinic. She has run the clinic for one year and I am happy to be included!

Lunar (One Word Photo Challenge-Aperture)



Lunar Haiku (Aperture)

Circular window
Passage of light through darkness
Fullness of the moon

*posted for JNW’s One Word Photo Challenge-Aperture

Flags (One Word Photo Challenge-Windy)

Stars and Stripes

Stars and Stripes

*posted in response to JNW’s One Word Photo Challenge-Windy

I love the sight and sound of flags waving in the wind. These flags are special to me because they are symbols of my country, America, and my State, Virginia. I also love that this photo, taken in my hometown last fall, shows the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance. Together, all these elements represent home to me.

Here are a few interesting flag facts. There are six American flags on the moon! There is low gravity on the moon, so special flagpoles extending across the top of the flags had to be used to make it look like the flags were waving in the wind. I have read that over time the red, white and blue has likely faded to white. While that fact is a bit disappointing to me, white flags may signal peace. I found it interesting that America’s Apollo 11 mission astronauts placed a plaque on the moon that reads as follows:

Here Men From The Planet Earth
First Stepped Foot Upon The Moon
July 1969, A.D.
We Came In Peace For All Mankind

Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. (Astronauts)
Richard Nixon (President, The United States Of America)

Moon Glow

Moon Glow

Moon Glow

“Well, it’s a marvelous night for a Moondance”- Van Morrison

Need I say more?

(Entered in Lucile’s photo rehab clinic. Taken with my new Nikon Coolpix S9900, using the camera zoom! No photo edits.)

Morning Moon

Morning Moon

Morning Moon

This morning, the first words I wrote down were in a text to my brother.

“Happy Wednesday,” it stated. “Did you see the morning moon?”

I figured he may have already seen it, since he usually notices such things. But just in case he had missed it this morning, I attached the photo so he could see it too. I knew he would appreciate the view.

I don’t know how rare it may be to see the moon in the daylight but it is definitely unusual. It makes me smile whenever I see the moon surrounded by blue skies! It seems like I am seeing something special, something I need to take a moment to enjoy!

Looking at the moon makes me feel connected to the world and everyone in it. Do you feel the same way?

(Posted in response to the daily prompt: first light. For Lucile’s Photo Rehab Clinic, note that this photo was taken with iphone 5s with no edits except for slight adjustment to enhance clarity.)

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