The mystic moon
At midnight, in the month of June,
I stand beneath the mystic moon.
An opiate vapor, dewy, dim,
Exhales from out her golden rim…
—Edgar Allan Poe
Last Saturday, just after the summer solstice, I returned from a wonderfully cool evening walk with Pasha. Although it was nearly 9:00 pm, there was still daylight outside. Jeff told me there was to be a glorious “super moon” that night, so of course I dashed outside with my camera a couple of hours later, and took some photos just before the gorgeous light was blurred by clouds.
The moon was surrounded by a hazy halo of light larger than any I could remember seeing. It was absolutely magical, definitely a night to remember.
I hope you were able to get a glimpse of the “super moon,” but even if not, there are lovely full moons to enjoy each month, and crescent moons and multitudes of stars. Sometime while the weather is still warm and the night is clear, take a few minutes to go outside and enjoy the night lights of nature!
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Sadly we had cloud on the night of the super moon. I’m hoping for clearer skies for the Harvest & Hunter moons though.
We had clouds part of the first night and all of the second night, when it was said to be almost as bright. I got this photo just in time because a few minutes later it was completely covered.
Good morning, Julia. Hope you’re having quiet week-end. I saw the “super moon” it was beautiful…I’m amazed at he handiwork of our Creator.
Yes, it really is stunning! Thanks for visiting here today.
What a beautiful note, Julia. We are back in Garden City and Bill came back with the mail and a huge smile! He was so excited to tell me that I had a card from you. So I opened your card with the article and we both enjoyed it. Thank you so much! Bill said it best,”You have a card from your friend, Julia.” With our love, Sheila
Thanks Sheila, I had saved that article long ago to send to you. We were there at Walter Reed that day, and I was touched by the men and women of Rolling Thunder who came to see our wounded warriors that day. I was happy to know someone who would understand and appreciate what it was all about!
Julia, we are so proud to have participated in such a patriotic weekend that included the Pentagon, the parade across Memorial Bridge, and then seeing so many memorials. It was a very different Washington experience. May we always recognize these warriors for the heroes they are. So nice of you to share.
Sheila, when I have time, I love to park at Ft. Myer and walk through Arlington, across the bridge and into the city. It’s a beautiful way to see the city, and it does feel much different from driving in all the confusing traffic. I am grateful for the men and women of Rolling Thunder, and for all the people and businesses who come to Walter Reed and show our wounded warriors that they care.