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Monday, June 16, 2014

The Strawberry Moon



Last Friday was a full moon, the Strawberry Moon,
and it was also Friday the 13th!
It's a rare occurrence for both of these things
to happen simultaneously!  In fact, the next
time it happens, will be 2049!

It was in the 40's (F) that night and I actually had to
dig out my socks, slippers and a jacket to stand outside
and take some photos.  But it was worth it!
What a lovely moon!

♥ 

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  1. I couldn't see it so I am glad you did - so beautiful!

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    1. It took me about an hour to find it! haha...it was so low in the horizon! I had to wait until quite late before it was above the roof tops and trees!

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  2. There is a theme this week with you - strawberry faces! Laughing.

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  3. Honey Moon/Strawberry Moon. Either way...Beautiful! Thanks for posting. All I got was a tiny glimpse through the clouds then total cloud cover.
    I always think these shots looks like a peeled orange.

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    1. I kind of like Honey Moon better! And it was more yellow than pink! Yep..and orange! I think that, too! I never knew the moon had that little point where the divided portions met. Almost like God spun it on his finger like kids do with a basketball! :)

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  4. oo wonderfully framed shot on that first one...
    hope all your men had a happy fathers day...

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    1. We all had a nice day....did you get spoiled? :)

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  5. Such a beautiful moon Betsy..Did you use a tripod to get the shot??

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    1. No, I don't have a tripod! Just steady hands and hold your breath. I had 2 out of 5 shots that were clear. It's tricky! lol... the other three were half out of frame! haha.

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  6. Glad you got those photos and great shots.
    2049. Will we be alive? LOL
    Friday 13th . . . . . On Friday Nov 13th the ghost of our school founder, Edward Colston, was reputed to walk through each dormitary of our boarding school. The poor little 2nd formers were terrified . . . . poor things

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    1. The Mister declared that he would not be alive...but I said that I would be! haha.
      Oooh...a ghost at school! That probably made every bump in the night especially worrisome!

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    2. Especially when it thundered one year when I was in the 3rd form (12) :)

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    3. oh my...that would do it for me at my age! ha. You should do a series of posts Boarding School Saturdays. I bet you have some great stories.

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    4. Yes I have - good idea!
      Time to turn in for now though! Goodnight! :)

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  7. Wow-wee-wow-wow!
    You and your camera have done it again!
    The weather was helpful, too.

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    1. Yep...it was cold so there wasn't any humidity or haziness!
      It's about time I found a cool cloud to photograph, don't you think? It's been way too long!

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    2. Oh, yessssss... a nice animal or colorful one!
      I keep looking up. You have "trained" me well.

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    3. It's on my spring to do list....this is the last week of spring! I have three things I need to do this week....not sure those pillows will get done, though. ha.

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    4. You have one week!
      I'm cheering you on. Go for it.

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    5. I should have done the cloud gazing last week when it was cool! This week it's going to be near 90! I better get that blanket out early in the morning! haha.

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  8. Betsy,
    It's been along time since I have visited with you. What a treat to see your Strawberry Moon pics. What treasures!
    Hope all is going well with you?

    In Him,
    Grace

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    1. Grace! Wow...it's been way too long! So great to see you! Yes, we're just plugging along one day at a time and choosing to laugh instead of cry. :) How are you? I'll have to come for a visit to your blog and see for myself!

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  9. What lovely shot moon Betsy:)
    Look beautiful!:)

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    1. It's been a while since I photographed the moon!

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  11. Great shot indeed
    There at your feed
    AS the moon you captured at your sand dune
    And it was too cold to go out in your full moon lol

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    1. And all the neighbors were glad
      that clothes my full moon had! lol...

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  12. Glad to hear the weather is staying cool for you. Is your air conditioner fixed yet?

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    1. It is not fixed yet and we have a heat wave starting tomorrow...near 90 all week! Bleh!

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  13. It was really beautiful here and I am glad you were able to enjoy it!

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    1. Funny that we'll never see another on Friday the 13th!

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  14. I am craving a mimosa now after seeing them in your sidebar. In fact I am craving all those choices - your brunch sounds delish!

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    1. The mimosas were delish. I ate way too much!

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  15. Very cool photos! Do you know why the name? besides the fact that it's June and strawberry season is in full swing :)

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    1. I read that it's supposed to be so bright that you could pick strawberries by the light of it! It's also called the Honey Moon but I don't know the story behind that name.

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    2. It's because of its amber colour "due to the scattering of longer wavelengths of light by dust and pollution in our atmosphere. It is a similar phenomenon as seen at sunset, when sunlight is scattered towards the red end of the spectrum, making the sun's disk appear orange-red to the naked-eye."
      Also because June was traditionally the month of the most weddings as couples wanted to get married at the "brightest" time of year and they drank mead (alcoholic honey water mix) to celebrate - also hence the name honeymoon after the wedding took place. The last June 13 honey moon was in 1919 and the next one isn't until 2098! You were so fortunate to see it. It occurs when the sun is at its highest and the moon its lowest so no wonder you had to wait a while. COOL!

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    3. You know I never connected it with honeymoon in my mind! Yes, that is very cool! ...along with the mead, which I never knew! They certainly are few and far between...so fun to have seen it and have a clear night for photos.

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  16. This is amazing! OK, now you end to start telling us settings...geeks like me would like to know!

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    1. I had to use my old cheap camera like I used to! My new fancy one can't capture that! Isn't that crazy? Sop this was my Nikon Coolpix point and shoot with the 26x zoom. Automatic setting.

      I took my new camera out, too, but couldn't zoom in as close and couldn't get it in focus. Incredible. I'm going to have to keep my old camera solely for moon shoots!

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  17. The first picture is stunning Betsy!!! You and your new camera are definitely getting on very well together! It looks so ethereal. xx

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    1. I've always loved photographing the moon! And I was really glad it wasn't cloudy! ha.

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  18. I love the detail!! What a glorious pic, thank you! Take care
    x

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    1. Well, thanks for coming over and sharing it with me! ;)

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  19. I really love the look of that first shot.

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    1. yeah..through the trees always makes a pretty picture!

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  20. Wow, I thought you must have used some fancy set-up with a telescope ...but point-and-shoot and no tripod! I'm stunned. I'm glad I learned about honey moons and honeymoons too.

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    1. I know! Isn't that crazy! One of the things I was excited about when I got my new camera is anticipating how much better my moon photos would be! But I can't do it at all with it...I can't get that focus or zoom in as far.

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  21. Moon? What moon? Ah, yes, now I remember. Haven't seen it for months here, it's always cloudy at night and sometimes raining heavily.

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  22. It sure was. Great picture, Betsy. So much better than a blue moon.

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  23. Oh lucky you!
    I was so excited...ran down to the beach TWICE!
    But....alas....too cloudy at the cottage....
    Glad that you got such an excellent shot!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  24. Great moon shots! I did see it, but didn't try to get any photos.

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  25. Gorgeous moon shots! I am glad you mentioned this post, I had to come back and see it. Have a happy day!

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