Blue moon sailing

Every two and half years or so we are treated to a blue moon – the second full moon in one month.  With relatively clear skies last Friday night we headed to a nearby lake to enjoy a picnic on the shore and watch for the moonrise.  We were joined by a large group of children trying their luck fishing as well as a number of people out bicycling or walking  –  all enjoying the evening.  As luck would have it, a bank of low clouds was hovering on the east horizon, and the moon was hardly visible as it first slipped over the lake.  But as it continued its rise in the sky it cleared the clouds and shone brightly, reflecting in the water below, and lighting the path for this sailboat as it made its way back to the marina.  A beautiful night and a wonderful way to bring a close to the end of August.

8 thoughts on “Blue moon sailing

  1. joani September 2, 2012 / 7:07 pm

    Beyond words……

    • lindastaatsphoto September 3, 2012 / 8:57 pm

      Thanks, Joani – it was a beautiful sight on a wondrous evening. I was so glad we made the effort to go to the lake for this image.

  2. Dlsteeg September 2, 2012 / 8:05 pm

    Great photo, great photography”always amazing Linda”

    • lindastaatsphoto September 3, 2012 / 8:58 pm

      Thanks Doris – You, especially, can appreciate the beauty of this area.

  3. beautifullyrandomlife September 2, 2012 / 9:14 pm

    It looks so calm and… just plain amazing.

  4. lindastaatsphoto September 3, 2012 / 8:56 pm

    Thanks for your comment. Sometimes the calm is all around us – it just requires us to slow down long enough to notice it and absorb it.

  5. Linda September 4, 2012 / 10:30 am

    This is gorgeous! Love it…

    • lindastaatsphoto September 4, 2012 / 4:49 pm

      Thanks, Linda. I bet the blue moon was beautiful in Wisconsin too!

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