Monday, May 27, 2013

Bad Moon Rising, or How I Escaped With My Life Under The May Full Moon



Don't go around tonight, well, it's bound to take your life. There's a bad moon on the rise.
John Fogerty

The evening started out quite lovely, balmy and warm. It was last weekend as we drove up a hill so I could snap the Full Flower Moon.  We parked in a dark back corner of a gas station. Presently, a semi cab parked to the side and rear of us. No one got out and the engine kept running. We thought that was odd, but maybe the truck driver was going to catch a nap. UNTIL about five minutes later when a beat up truck stopped nearby and two shady figures wearing hoodies approached the truck. It was about now that I began to panic. No words were spoken between the hooded men and the driver, just packages exchanged. Have I told you that that this highway is one of the three worst drug dealing corridors in the country?

 "Step on the gas!" I told Phil. He asked why. "Because they are going to shoot us!" Phil asked why they would do that. "Because we are witnesses!" Phil calmly explained that I watched too many crime shows and we were better staying where we were and pretending to be clueless. See how steady my hands were? I was an easy target. As we drove home down the highway, the moon and the approaching car looked like two moons. I was glad we were alive to see it.


“I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous, your handmade sky-jewelry, Moon and stars mounted in their settings. Then I look at my micro-self and wonder, Why do you bother with us? Why take a second look our way?”
 

27 comments:

Betsy Adams said...

YIPES.. Glad those shady characters didn't spot you and think you were spying on them....

BUT--you captured some great photos of the full moon. I always love your full moon pictures. Thanks!!!!

AND--be careful where you park next time.

Hugs,
Betsy

reana claire said...

I remember this song.. Bad Moon Rising in the early 70s.. Very nice pictures as usual, Ginny!

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh Ginny, what an experience. It's a good thing those men didn't see you sitting in the car or you could have been in danger. I'm glad you got away okay and got those gorgeous photos of the moon.

Filip and Kristel said...

Hi Ginny,

It is fascinating to hear all these stories about the full moon. It shows that many people think about this.

Greetings,
Filip

Sandra said...

i can't believe my chicken little sister even thought about parking in a dark gas station. i would never ever never do that. and if for some reason i did i would have blasted out of there to... you were in danger, whether Phil thinks so or not. so happy you are safe and not having to go into Witness Protection Program and would disappear off blog land and we would never know what happened.

Ma said...

I love the "two moons" shot. And I agree with Phil on pretending to be clueless! I'm glad you made it home safe.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Oh boy, I'd probably be peeing my pants witnessing something like that...and in the dark!?!!

From the Kitchen said...

You and Phil are better than "Thelma and Louise". I'm thinking about writing a book! In case it gets made into a movie, who would you like to be cast in your roles?

Best,
Bonnie

Cheryl @ TFD said...

You two are certainly brave! I'd have hightailed it outta there!

Love the moon pics, so pretty. And I've got to say now I'm going to have that song running through my head all day! Haha. I remember it well.

Mary Bergfeld said...

I so glad that your adventure ended safely. The photos are just lovely and the moon looks like molten gold. I hope you had a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

Chatty Crone said...

GINNY!!!!!!!!!!! Thank the Lord you are okay. That was kind of dangerous - tell Phil that for me! lol I do have to say that those photos of the moon and the colors were gorgeous! sandie

Linda said...

Such an experience, Ginny! Lovely photos!

Donna said...

Wow!!!!
SO glad nothing happened to you!!!
hughugs

Connie said...

Your moon shots are beautiful, but maybe you need to find a better place to take your pictures. I watch Law & Order, and there are people out there that would hurt you in a minute, but isn't it wonderful that we have the Lord and His angels watching over us :)
God bless you,
Connie :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

You were part of a real life drama. Sounds a little scary but your pictures are wonderful as usual.

Tamago said...

Oh my...what a scary experience! I'm glad nothing happened to you. I'm amazed Phil stayed so calm in such situation. I'll panic, for sure!
I love your beautiful pictures of the moon.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ginny, Hey, I grew up in Los Angeles and also worked in several gritty neighborhoods in Sacramento. One can't take safety lightly. Love your pictures of the Moon. Excellent as usual! Have a wonderful Wednesday tomorrow!

S. Etole said...

Ginny, you have such interesting experiences with your Phil. I'm glad all went well and you got such neat photos.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Great moon shots!

You need your own theme song with all your crazy adventures!

Ann said...

oh my word. I would have been scared senseless. Glad you had Phil with you

George said...

I'm glad you didn't end up as an installment on a crime show. Thanks for reminding me how dull life (and getting photos of the moon) can be here in the Glade. I think I like it that way.

Dee said...

Oh my....you were lucky that they were good bad guys...if there is such people. Glad your safe and that you got those wonderful moon pictures. You are a dedicated photographer with a great husband.

Karin said...

The length you go to and the danger you put yourself in to get some awesome photos - wow!

SweetMarie said...

I'm so glad you two are safe! I have to tell you that this did get my hubby and I laughing because he and I seem so much like you and Phil. I tend to get all freaked out and Craig is my Rock and very calm. :)
These are pretty photos! You always get the full moon shots. I always keep my teenager close to home around the full moon. :)

LC said...

Beautiful photos to accompany a scary story. Interstate 10 is our drug corridor here.

Maria dolores Lopez godoy said...

I love your photographs, have a beautiful color. Your writings are really precious. God bless you.

Rose said...

You lead an exciting life...