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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Crescent Moon


...last night above my home sweet home.

42 comments:

  1. Trey (grandson) and I would call this a Cookie Monster Moon.
    We sing the song, C is for Cookies, song.
    Cookie Monster says, "even the moon sometimes looks like the letter C".

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    1. haha...aw, that's so cute. I'm going to think of him when I see crescent moons now! :)

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    2. It looks as though the moon is smiling down on you! I'm sort of back by the way!! Nice to be catching up with people. xx

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    3. Oops, see, I am out of practice and ended up in the wrong place!! xx

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    4. Well, I'm glad you're back! You must be feeling better!

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  2. Super shot, Betsy.
    You know, the thing I find incredible about the perceived sizes of the Earth, Moon and Sun is this.
    If you can see the crescent is formed by the shadow of the Earth with the Sun shining behind - the apparent diameters look almost identical, although we are much larger, although E-M is 240,000 miles from each other. But also in the sky and for eclipses of the sun, 93,000,000 miles away the apparent diameters look exactly the same even though the Sun is very much larger. All very cleverly designed by the Great Architect in the Sky.
    Hope you had a great day at the auction.

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    1. Yes, that is quite incredible, isn't it? I think the moon is fascinating anyway, but when you think of the sizes and locations, it really is amazing.

      I had a very fun day at the auctions!

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  3. Are we the same person?????
    Just after we sat down to eat last night....I mentioned the crescent Moon...in the West...I meant to take a picture....but instead...
    I fed my face....and by the time I remembered...it was too far out of sight :o(
    Great shot Betsy....
    Enjoy your evening...I'll be right over for my grilled cheese...YUM!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. haha...oh, isn't that funny! I left a very similar comment on your blog about your moon picture not long ago! lol....

      easy dinner on auction day but it hit the spot!

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  4. Great shot, as always! -- silver fox

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    1. I must agree with you Mr. Fox. How does she get such great photos of the moon? She doesn't seem interested in telling her secret! (smiling)

      Vince

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  5. Even though we're miles and miles apart, we can both look at the same moon
    and that makes the miles melt away!

    Vince xo

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    1. Isn't that true? Very neat we all look at the same moon!

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    2. And speaking of celestial beings, how's my Sunshine today?

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  6. Look, it even has cat hair on it too
    I guess that one was just for you lol

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    1. That must be stuck on your screen.
      Get out a rag and make it sheen!
      ha.

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    1. It stands nice and still for the camera. ha.

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  8. That moon got here over us in the high desert of So Cal after you all enjoyed it. What a beautiful sight we can all share. Makes the world seem a lot smaller. I was too lazy to get the camera. Glad you weren't.
    Taria

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    1. Isn't it beautiful!? Very clear here with how cold it is. No humidity in the air to make it hazy.

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    1. Thanks, Ranita! It's always fun to see it when the clouds aren't in the way!

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  10. the moon is nice
    when it's a little slice
    but woe is me
    there's still TOO MUCH ICE!!

    haha,, yep I'm ready for Spring!!

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    1. Go play in the dirt in your little green house
      and spring will slip in, quiet as a mouse!
      ha.

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    2. I did that today
      it was fun to play
      in the dirt, in my 'house'
      and got some dirt on my blouse. ha

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    3. Am I the only one left here
      that gives winter a cheer?
      Not ready for heat
      and the sun that beats?
      lol.
      No, actually, when spring comes
      it, too, I will love.
      With the windows flung wide
      as barefoot I glide.
      :)

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    4. I'm thinking of 'dresses' for bushes and trees,
      And of flowers and fruits and buzzing bees
      Of balmy breezes, lazy afternoons
      Marshmallow fires and big full moons.

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    5. hearing fountains and wind chimes,
      going outside to dine.
      Daylight in the evening
      sitting on the porch swing.

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  11. Reminds me of a poem Dad used to read...

    Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night
    Sailed off in a wooden shoe –
    Sailed on a river of crystal light
    Into a sea of dew.
    "Where are you going, and what do you wish?"
    The old moon asked the three.
    "We have come to fish for the herring-fish
    That live in this beautiful sea;
    Nets of silver and gold have we!"
    Said Wynken,
    Blynken,
    And Nod.

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    1. Well then, Betsy, you have to watch this!
      This is a short version with Donovan:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sal_pp_ptJQ

      And this is the original full-length Walt Disney Silly Symphony:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yx_ceIqVVQA

      I always loved the end:
      "Now Wynken and Blynken are two little eyes
      And Nod is a little head
      And the wooden shoe that sailed the skies
      Is a wee one's trundle bed

      So close your eyes while mother sings
      Of the beautiful sights that be
      And you will see the wonderful things
      As you rock in your misty sea

      Where the old moon rocked the fishermen three
      Wynken and Blynken and Nod"

      Ah... memories of being a wee, little one! xo

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    2. Oh, so fun! Thanks for sharing the links!

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    3. I read the entire poem to Hannah last night while she was sitting behind me at the computer. It is impossible not to read it with my dad's inflection and memories of being snuggled up next to him with my sisters on the couch.

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    4. Funny how things like that stick with you, isn't it? I do the same with James Whitcomb Riley poems. I can hear his voice and smell his coffee breath....just like when I was sitting in his lap. :)

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  12. i saw that...i though we were about to have a lunar eclipse as the clouds made it look much thinner...then changed perspective just a bit and it got wider...smiles.

    dad is doing better....he surprised me this eve...i had sent everyone else home to shower and/or eat so i was sitting in the waiting room letting him sleep when he walked in...his nurse was right around the corner but he was walking...so he and i went for a walk around the floor...

    and the grands got to see him later...as i got him to walk out to see them since they cant go into the cardiac unit...was cool...and we got him back so he did not wear himself out...

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    1. Wow..that's great. Love that kind of surprise. :) Hope he continues to improve and go home soon!

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  13. Reminds me of one of my favorite childhood songs . . . " I see the moon, the moon sees me. The moons sees the one I long to see . . ."
    You know, it's funny- as I was typing this I was just realizing that my other favorite childhood song is "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine!" Guess my upbringing was just full of celestial beings ;) Have a lovely night!

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  14. Brings back lots of childhood memories -- I never could see the Man in the Moon and the Astronauts didn't see him either and that proves my point that some of my relatives are crazy and see things.

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    1. haha....but did you see cheese? That is the real question!

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