Saturday, September 25, 2010

Shine On, Harvest moon





There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls - George Carlin



My intrepid canine buddy Remington alerted me to the fact that there was a full Harvest Moon the other night. I missed it, but took some pictures of it the next night. It is called the Harvest Moon because this month there is the least amount of time between the setting sun and the rising moon, giving farmers of times past some extra light to do their harvest with. I think last night was one of those nights when the moon howled.



"When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor." Psalm 8:3,5

34 comments:

photowannabe said...

Stunning moon shots Ginny.
We are having a great time with Bev. Sightseeing and yaking has filled our days. We love having her here.

Karin said...

Very stunning photos - and background of deep space. Just love being out of the city in the darkness of the countryside somewhere to get the full effect of the heavens at night! What an awesome God we have! He decorates the sky like that even though many of us are asleep and miss the whole show!

Mildred said...

Hello Ginny, Boy the moon photos are just great! I love this time of year. We live out where there are no street lights and the moon this week has really brightened up our place!

Beverly said...

Lovely. We saw the same beautiful moon here in California the other night.

Rose said...

Fantastic photos of the moon. The color is magnificant.thanks rose

reanaclaire said...

what an awesome shot, Ginny... so did you hear any howling that night? lol...just kidding..

SquirrelQueen said...

I love all of your moon shots Ginny, it was cloudy here so I will enjoy your view. Your space background really adds to the moon theme, it looks great.

Sandra said...

ok, so now I am blown away by these shots. beyond beautiful and the background and header are PERFECT.... super Sunday Post.
i don't know if you are following south african photographs, but don't miss hers today, she has a moon with leaves like yours. she is on my side bar, her moon is white yours is yellow. LOVE THIS ginny

BPOTW said...

That's truly an awesome sight!

From the Kitchen said...

I saw that moon too!! Your photos of it are -- I can't think of an appropriate description -- I'm going back to look some more. And the background is perfect. WOW!

Best,
Bonnie

srp said...

I see the moon, the moon sees me.
Down through the leaves of the old oak tree.
Please let the light that shines on me
Shine on the one I love!

Melanie said...

Beautiful pictures, Ginny! I love to see the harvest moon...just another thing I love about fall! :)

Arti said...

Awesome shots...
Divine beauty in the canvas of the sky!!

George said...

These are absolutely gorgeous pictures of the moon! You did a wonderful job with these pictures.

Mary said...

I always suspected it. Now I know for sure. The moon is made of cheddar cheese. About the cucumbers. The long seedless variety works well for pickles. The kirby, which is perfect for pickling is about 4-inches long and has skin that can sometimes appear to be warty. The kirby, because of its size, makes a perfect pickle. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

DawnTreader said...

Beautiful moon photos Ginny, and you found the perfect background too I see! :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

And to think that He still cares for me! What an amazing God we have.
Blessings,Ruth

Remington said...

SOOOO beautiful! We got a shot last night but nothing like yours! Great pics! Well done, my friend!

Stacey Dawn said...

Oh my - you got gorgeous shots of that moon! Love them!

Fred Alton said...

God did create a most beautiful world! He made the moon to rule the night and the sun to rule the day. You captured the beauty of the moon in your pictures! Great photo work.

S. Etole said...

awesome photos, Ginny ... and a great quote

Annie said...

What a gorgeous moon, Ginny. Inevitably, when I am driving, THAT is when I see such a moon. I've been known to pull to the side of the road to photographic it but must admit, that is not very smart.

No - no more tutorials on the horizon. But - that doesn't mean there won't be. I realized the sunflowers were a first for me and like all first, I'm nervous when following directions. I am always helped by photos and really explicit directions. I figured the same might be said for others, hence, my tutorial. I hope it won't be my last. It was as much fun doing the project as it was to put the tutorial together.

Hugs,
Annie

janie said...

amazing photos, I always know it's a full moon 'cause I can't sleep, I think this was a double whammy being a harvest moon as well.

Debbie Smith said...

Gorgous! The harvest moon didn't look like that here in Vegas!! But it was still pretty I thought!
Thanks for sharing! Awesome!
Have a fabulous day!

Silence Sings said...

Awesome is word that only I can say......

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Wow! Great moon pictures!!! :-)

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, Nice post with great pictures & thematic blog setting. Have a great coming week!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There, Beautiful moon pictures... As you know we were hoping to see a Moonbow at Cumberland Falls on Friday night---but that was the ONLY night all weekend long that was CLOUDY...Darn--we'll have to go back. We saw a gorgeous Harvest Moon on Thursday night --but we weren't at the falls then.... Sigh!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Krista said...

Those shots are really great, Ginny! I never knew that was why it was called a Harvest Moon before. Thanks for teaching me! :o)

Glenda said...

Simply beautiful, Ginny!!!

Ann said...

We don't have dogs, my husband doesn't like them, and we used to travel a lot during our 16 years in Singapore, so it wasn't very convenient.

But when I was a kid, mum and dad always had dogs. We kept them as watch dogs.

Do you have a dog or a cat?

Karen said...

These moon shots are 'out of this world'. Did you use a tripod???

Kilauea Poetry said...

Your harvest moon is outstanding!! Just a fabulous series! Love the top and the closer one on the bottom!!

ruthi said...

Hmmmm... very interesting. Thanks for the info Ginny. Though I have not seen that moon. I was already half dead on my bed. Really tired. Too bad I miss that one. It looks gorgeous.