Saturday, May 5, 2012

Dark Shadows


"A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides, and shrugs; an optimist doesn't see the clouds at all - he's walking on them."  ~Leonard Louis Levinson

Tonight was the Super Moon, when it is at it's closest to earth, and here are my pictures.  It started out fine, but was soon obscured on and off by clouds! I took the second picture because I like the look of the streetlight beside the distant moon. And now I will tell you a secret, just between you and me. These were taken the evening before the Super Moon, last night. They were insurance, because I feared the weather would be too bad tonight, and it was. It rained all evening. So I am glad for my clouds now!

“The Chief Priest tried again, this time asking, "Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed?"
 Jesus said, "Yes, I am, and you'll see it yourself:
 The Son of Man seated
 At the right hand of the Mighty One,
 Arriving on the clouds of heaven."
Mark 14

29 comments:

Shanda said...

I don't know how you get such great moon shots. I saw another good shot tonight and mine never turn out. Great job.

Eva Ason said...

Great moon shots Ginny :)
Have a lovely Sunday!

Eva

SquirrelQueen said...

You got some fantastic shots of the supermoon Ginny. We also had clouds and I never did see the whole moon.

Ann said...

we are talking about the supermoon.

The green box is a tranformer box. It is locked all the time, the two men are technicians.

Arti said...

I remember your supermoon shots from 2 years ago too! These are great pics, and what a lovely quote.
Hope you are having a fabulous Sunday Ginny:)

BlueShell said...

Indeed..I saw the Super Moon too...yesterday....

Kisses
Bshell/Isabel

Sandra said...

it sure looks like a super moon in the last shot and the header shot. beautiful. dark nights with moons like this are spooky to me, i don't do dark or dark shadows. i like bright light and sunshine. i do look at the moon in the early am but not at night, at 4 am today our back yard was lit up like daylight from it, could see the bottom of the pool. bob was with me of course.

Filip & Kristel said...

The second picture is very special with the bright light.

Greetings,
Filip

Ma said...

I completely missed it. I'm glad you captured it here.

From the Kitchen said...

Thanks for the great moon shots. We missed it here because of rain and clouds.

Best,
Bonnie

RoeH said...

I can't get shots like that. What kind of camera do you use. Beautiful.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

You were a wise woman to hedge on the night before the rain!! ;) Great shots. It WAS a beautiful moon!! blessings ~ tanna

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These are great shots. I did not see the moon last night,only clouds.

Shug said...

Wasn't the moon beautiful last night?
these are some really good shots of the supermoon..Hope your Sunday is great...

Shug said...

Wasn't the moon beautiful last night?
these are some really good shots of the supermoon..Hope your Sunday is great...

Linda said...

So beautiful, Ginny! Thanks so much for sharing.

Chatty Crone said...

I am so excited - Andy was telling us about the super moon and that it won't be that large again in our life time - You know what this means Ginny - he is listening at school! lol

Very beautiful shots - God is a great artist.

sandie

LC said...

I depend on you, Ginny, to record and share these celestial events. We had heavy cloud cover the night of and the night before. And I am going to have to save that quote! Thanks!

Ann Nichols said...

Amen to the Lord's words!!
Great photos... it was super if only the day before!
Blessings!
Ann

Bobbi said...

I just knew.. last night as we were outside looking at the Super Moon, that you would be posting some fabulous pictures... and I was right! Wow!
I love the saying... so true. Great post, as always Ginny.

SweetMarie said...

Gorgeous moon photos Ginny! Hubby took a few last night as well. That supermoon was super cool! And you always take the best moon pics!

Karin said...

I knew you would have the gorgeous moon views that I missed because of cloud cover!! Wonderful shots and thanks for sharing!

Thanks for the foxgloves too - haven't seen too many in gardens up our way! Such lovely blooms!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Great shots, Ginny! The moon was so pretty last night. I took some pics, but haven't uploaded them yet. Maybe post one tomorrow if it turned out okay.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

love, love, love your photos! it was rainy and cloudy last night so no moon in evidence.

Ann said...

Lovely super moon. I tried to get pictures of it last night. I haven't looked at them yet but I don't think they came out too good.
Love that quote

The Café Sucré Farine said...

So glad you thought to capture this - it rained all night here the super moon night at least I get to see it in you pictures! Beautiful - as is all of His amazing creation.

missing moments said...

I did the same ... I took photos on Friday night and good thing I did ... all cloudy on Saturday. Yours are great!

Annie said...

I missed the supermoon. I think I'll go out and see of anything is left of last night's excitement.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Great shots and good fore thought. We couldn't see the "super moon" at all.

Daryl and Ruth :)