Saturday, December 13, 2008

SKY WATCH ~ 'FULL MOON RISING'

"The biggest and brightest full moon of 2008"
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~ Full moon rising (Hubbard Lake)
'Small Spirits Moon'
(Manindoo-gizisoons)
Ojibwe
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30 comments:

The Garden Faerie said...

Ooh, pretty! Is that tree in your yard??
~ Monica

beckie said...

Joey, I saw the moon last night-early evening actually. Wasn't it magnificent! I had heard that it was to be the biggest of 2008 and was so happy we didn't have acloud cover.

Your picture is beautiful. I love the way you super impose pictures. Itried to get a shot, but mine doesn'tzoom very well. So thanks for sharing yours!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

What a amazing picture, great capture. I love it.

I heard about the moon on the news last night, but we were not going to be able to even see it. With the snow and mixed rain last night, the weatherman was saying if it had been colder, we would have had 2 feet of snow. Our rain poured down all day......

Jen

Naturegirl said...

An awesome images!

joey said...

Hi Monica ~ yes, those stunning hemlocks are mine. We're at the cottage (you can see the lake in the background) with over 2 feet of beautiful snow.

Thanks Beckie ~ wasn't the moon breathtaking (looked pregnant)!

We were blessed with a crystal clear sky last night, Jen. Amazing moon!Perhaps you'll catch a view tonight!

Thanks Naturegirl. Wishing you a clear sky since it should be beautiful again tonight.

perennialgardener said...

Wow, great shot you captured of the full moon Joey! Those hemlocks frame it perfectly.

Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

Joey,

Oh my! That has to be the most stunning photo that I've ever seen of the moon.

Cameron

Gail said...

Joey, As we were driving to a friend's house last night the magnificant move was rising...I knew that I would get to see it again when bloggers showed their photos...I am not disappointed this is a wonderful photo! You did the moon proud! Gail

nancybond said...

Unfortunately, yesterday was wet, wild, windy and wet here in Nova Scotia and the sky was cloudy last night. It should be beautiful again tonight, however. :)

Thanks For 2 Day said...

Hi Joey, Are you sure this is a real photo? It's absolutely amazing! How do you superimpose two photos like that? Is one yours, and the other from National Geographic? I love it. It;s so unual. I took a photo of the moon last night, too, but haven't taken it off my camera yet. I had no idea it was even a news-making moon; somehow I was just drawn outside to look at it. It must have been so bright it just beckoned me! I might post mine at some point--'if I get around to it', sigh. Jan/ThanksFor2Day

Cindy said...

Just Breathtaking!

Blossom said...

Amazing Joey! We were socked in by a snow storm so we missed seeing this last night. I read it won't look like this again for another fifteen years.

Amy

joey said...

Thanks PGR ~ I'm blessed to be surrounded by beautiful hemlocks both at home and here at the lake ... love 'em!

You're most kind, Cameron ~ thank you. I have 'a thing' for the moon (a gift from my father as a child ... a beautiful story.)

Thanks Gail ~ I'm sure there will be many posted since it certainly was a spectacular show!

I'm wishing you a clear sky tonight, dear Nancy. Ours here tonight is 'iffy'.

Thank you, Jan. Yes this is real and my photos, a multiple exposure. A photography enthusiast for many years, all photos posted on my blog are mine.

Thank you, Cindy. Do hope you have a chance to see this beauty tonight!

Anne said...

Absolutely stunning!!! Hope you've got it printed and framed somewhere in your home, or it would be an amazing gift.

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

And it was indeed a gorgeous one!
Brenda

Karen - An Artist's Garden said...

So beautiful.
We had no moon here - thick cloud and the same again tonight, but it is lovely to share your view of it.
Thank you
K

Connie said...

What an amazingly photo! Hauntingly beautiful.

jodi said...

I watched the moon come up earlier this evening and was struck at how beautiful it was...no snow here after the assorted rainstorms and 60 degree temperature of yesterday (today its 28. Ah, winter in NS)...

Rose said...

I made a point of going out last night to see the moon--it was spectacular! You've captured a fantastic image of it, Joey.

The word verification is "wings"--makes me think of "Fly Me to the Moon":)

joey said...

Thanks Anne ~ I truly enjoyed posting this beauty ;)

Oh what a night, Brenda! I had so hoped to have a clear evening and was blessed.

Glad you could at least see the moon here, Karen. Tonight is overcast and the night sky, silent!

Indeed the moon was haunting, Connie! Thank you.

Wow 60 degress, Jodi! Extremes in both life and the weather ... what life seems all about ;)

Ah dear Rose ~ thank you and glad you captured a moment to see this spectacular event.

marmee said...

beautiful! amazing! stunning!
love those snow covered branches with the fullest moon shining on them.

Kathryn/plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com said...

Did you take that photo, Joey?? Sounds like we were all pretty much affected by that moon! It was fairly celestial over here! xoxo

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Good Morning Joey on the third Sunday in Advent. What an extraordinary beautiful picture you show us today. When I saw it I called for my husband 'come and see this fantastic picture from National Geographic!' We were both so amazed by it. But the photographer was you, brilliant work girl! xoxo Tyra

inadvertentfarmer said...

Sometimes photos are just photos, sometimes they are works of art. Yours definately falls into the latter! Simply breathtaking! Kim

joey said...

Thanks Marnee ~ hope you had a chance to see this phenomenon.

Yes it is my photo, dear Kathryn ~ delighted your California sky was clear. It certainly was a memorable sight!

Happy 3rd Sunday in Advent to you, dear Tyra, and thank you. I so enjoyed working on this project.

I'm blushing, dear Kim. Thank you for the huge compliment.

Catherine said...

Hello Joey!
I knew this was the place to come to see 2008's BIGGEST, BRIGHTEST MOST BEAUTIFULLY CAPTURED FULL MOON!:D Absolutely stunning through your gorgeous hemlocks! I did get a quick peak ~before the clouds hid it from view~long enough to bring my thoughts to you.
Hugs
Cat

flowergardengirl said...

It was too cloudy to see so I'm enjoying yours instead. I love how it is reflecting off the snow on the trees which makes it seem even bigger.

joey said...

... and I was thinking of you also, dear Cat. Wish it had lingered longer for you ... it certainly was a sight to behold! Hugs.

Sorry Anna :( It was the fattest moon I have ever seen!

Kerri said...

Oh, oh, oh...I'm in awe of your beautiful moon shot dear Joey. You're an artist with the camera. Truly spectacular shot! Just wonderful.
Have a blessed and happy holiday!

joey said...

And you also, dear Kerri. Thank you for your kind words. Merry Christmas!