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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