Wednesday, September 18, 2013


The photo above, which I snapped around 6:35pm yesterday, is of the moon in the eastern sky in full daylight.

The photo below is of a not-very-spectacular sunset in the western sky, taken a few minutes after the moon picture.

I am moonstruck in the sense that I am infatuated with the moon, but it is Grandpère who is my true love.  When I step outside at night, the first thing I do is look for the moon. I have to walk my old dog Diana at night so she doesn't wet her bed, and she and the moon are my favorite companions.  When there's no visible moon, something seems missing.  Last night, the moon was so bright when it was high in the sky that it cast dark shadows on the ground.  Diana, me, and our shadows made for a comfortable walking group.


it's margaret said...

Love this.
It's 100% full tonight.
God bless you on your walk.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Thank you. People tell me I should not walk Diana after dark, but I don't feel afraid. Somehow I feel protected by deaf, half-blind Diana. She is my guardian angel. God bless you, dear margaret.

amyj said...

What margaret said.
It reminds me of the Cat Stevens' song "Moon Shadow". On a night such as tonight I often sing it to the dogs as we take our before bed walk.
Our house is so very far away from anyone, so we don't have shades, curtains, etc. The moon shines in so brightly that it will wake you up. Sometimes we joke that we get moonburned. We are also lucky that we don't have light pollution to interfere with stars and other celestial bodies.
Thanks for the pictures, Mimi!

Grandmère Mimi said...

amyj, you're welcome. To let the moon shine in the window would be lovely. We have near-by neighbors, so we have to use shades. I do remember when I was growing up, we had the shades up and the windows open after lights out in the days before air-conditioning. "Moon shadow" is a good song for the moonstruck.

I wish my camera took better night and distant pictures.

JCF said...

Aw, God bless dear Diana! <3<3<3

Grandmère Mimi said...

Thanks, JCF. :-)