Full Hunter’s Moon 2019

Each month the full moon has a name. October is a Full Hunter’s Moon. The name comes from Native American lore. (September is Full Corn Moon, which explains the lyrics from Pocahontas’ song, Colors Of The Wind. I didn’t get that until now. XD If you want to read more about how each full moon got its nickname, here is where I got the info: https://www.almanac.com/content/full-moon-names)

I made it my mission to go out and not only see it but get photos as it came up over the horizon. The only problem was, there were trees in the way. I could sort of see it through the trees but really, it made it look like the trees were on fire.

…it didn’t go as I planned. I kept changing angles and trying to see the full moon but there were too many trees. I’m not sure how long it took me, but I finally saw that I could use the trees to my advantage to frame the moon:

So instead of a bunch of fails, I started getting images like this, which I was at least sort of satisfied with.

My favorite photo of the night didn’t show the orange as much because the moon had moved away from the horizon, but the framing was pretty great:

The next full moon, the Full Beaver Moon, will be on the 12th of November. I hope I remember because I want to try getting photos of that full moon too. Hope to see you then! โค

April 2019 In Photos

Welcome to my April In Photos post! I know, I’m so behind in this series. But I look forward to catching up and sharing with you! Also, look for An April Day At Grandma’s, coming next week. ๐Ÿ™‚

I really like these clovers. ๐Ÿ™‚ Purple is my favorite color.

The purple on the edges of the leaves is a nice touch! ๐Ÿ™‚

Do you see it? No metal detector needed for this find, haha! It wasn’t an old coin, but I was still happy to find it. The rain washed it up.

It left an impression in the dirt. XD

Right after finding the one cent, I spotted this cool looking bug.

The grapes were coming on! I’m not sure what happened, but all the grapes tasted sour and bitter, even when I was sure they should be ripe (they were falling off the vine).

A little friend helped me water my plants. ๐Ÿ™‚ The spout of this mop bucket I use to carry water for my plants is all chewed up from when I had dogs. It still works, just looks ugly. I never had the heart to replace it, haha.

I’m curious what kind of butterfly this spiky caterpillar turned into.

Flowers and berries we passed when in town. ๐Ÿ˜€

Azaleas. These are one of my favorites of my grandma’s bushes. She had several, all different shades of pink. These are such a deep color. If you want to see the other shades, I featured them in these older posts: This one features a more magenta shade and this one features a very light pink shade.

When taking Mamaw (not the same Mamaw as the one who had the azeleas, haha) to town, we drove on this winding road. We had so much rain at the time – the lake was almost touching the pavement!

They say all roads lead to Rome. Apparently, all roads also lead to an exit.ย  XD

This building had a star on top – and still does. It must not be Christmas decorations. It’s a nice decoration for any time of the year.

I planted potatoes to see if I could get potatoes. it’s been so long, I’ve already harvested them, haha. The biggest I grew was almost as big as my fist. ๐Ÿ™‚

And lastly, the April Pink Moon! Which is not actually pink. Haha. They just call the full moon of April a pink moon for some reason. ๐Ÿ™‚

My March 2019 In Photos

Just a quick note, I’ve had a lot going on this past week. I’m behind in reading posts and responding to your lovely comments here. I’m slowly working on it. ๐Ÿ™‚ In the meantime, here are some photos! I took a lot of photos in March. Also, coming soon will be A Lovely March Morning, and A March Day At Grandma’s. ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

My allergies started in March. I was sniffing and sneezing a lot. Jackie curled up on my bed and went to sleep. And then I sneezed. I looked around to see if I disturbed her, and… I think it’s safe to say I did. ๐Ÿ˜† She looked disgusted with me. She wanted to be in the room with me to snooze, but my allergies weren’t having it. Sorry girl.

The dandelions were back!

So pretty. ๐Ÿ™‚

Daffodil! With a little spider hiding underneath. ๐Ÿ™‚

A robin! I don’t see many of these around here. I used to see them at my grandma’s though.

My tulips came up! Sadly, they seemed to go dormant before the bloom opened? I don’t know what happened. It was strange. The flower shriveled up and then the leaves stuck around for a while before doing the same. I dug into the pot to make sure the bulbs were okay, and it seemed healthy. I wonder when I bought them, they were on sale and meant for being displayed. I’m wondering if last year they were forced to bloom, and needed this year to gain energy for next year. I’m new to tulips so I don’t know.

Lovely little flower. โค

Wildflowers! I like the blue color of these.

Vibrant. ๐Ÿ™‚

And the veins in the petals of these. โค

Oh dear! ๐Ÿ˜€ Haha. I surprised this one when outside. Oops!

I like silhouetting things against a sunrise or sunset.

This was experimental. I tried to get the nebula in the constellation Orion. This was the result. ๐Ÿ™‚

The moon and branches! The branches are easy to see though sadly, haha.

And this is another installment of a Month In Photos! Hope to see you later for the other parts to this. ๐Ÿ™‚

My November 2018 In Photos

…yes, November. That is how far behind I am with this. O.o I’m going to catch up this month, hopefully! I’ve been so busy lately.

Weird mushroom I found at my grandmas.

Another angle.

Close up – it somehow grew around the leaf.

And it was oozing. O.o

Flowers! When in town, I spotted these outside a business. I don’t know what kind these are but they are lovely. โค

Closer up. ๐Ÿ˜€

Autumn leaves. โค

It was so cold, the mudhole froze over. There is a leaf in the center. XD Aaaand…

We got snow!

It was just a dusting but it was enough for pretty scenery.

I probably took too many photos of the snow. XD

The top of the gazebo and our house covered in snow – and the autumn leaves in the same shot. โค

Dew and snow on the same leaf.

Snow on the banister.

Thanksgiving moon – weird that it had a ring around it.

Up close, it was hazy.

Squirrel! This one wagged its tail at me. I think he was upset.

Some trees I thought were cool looking.

Another squirrel! This one gave me the privilege of allowing me to watch him eat a nut.

And here he is eating it. ๐Ÿ™‚

This concludes another episode of a month in photos! Hope to be back soon for December’s. ๐Ÿ™‚

Super Wolf Blood Moon 2019

Last night’s / early this morning’s Super Wolf Blood moon was pretty amazing here in Arkansas. We got a clear view, no clouds. These are some shots I took from the eclipse beginning to the blood moon to the end:

Eclipse Starts

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?ย Psalm 8:3-4

Eclipse Almost In Totality

O Lord, my God, when I in awesome wonder, consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made.
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, Thy power throughout the universe displayed…ย (How Great Thou Artย – this is a link to my favorite version)

Turning Red

To Him who made great lights, for His mercy endures foreverโ€” the sun to rule by day,
For His mercy endures forever; the moon and stars to rule by night, for His mercy endures forever.ย Psa 136:7-9

Nearly All Red

The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD. Joel 2:31

Blood Moon – this was the best shot I took. If you zoom in, you can also see a few stars.

Praise Him, sun and moon; praise Him, all you stars of light! Psalm 148:3

Exiting totality

God of wonders, beyond our galaxy, You are holy, holy
The universe declares Your majesty, You are holy, holy (God Of Wondersย – this is a link to my favorite version)

Eclipse Almost Over

โ€œHeaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.” (Luke 21:33)

All photos were taken with a Sony SX530 HS with a 50X zoom. Thanks, mom and dad, for buying me this wonderful gift for my birthday two years ago – I’m enjoying it so much! โค

The Sonset And The Sonrise

And they shall scourge Him, and put Him to death: and the third dayย He shall rise again. Luke 18:33

“He is not here: for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead; and, behold, He goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see Him: lo, I have told you.” Matthew 28:6-7

Can you imagine what it must have been like when He rose? For three days, He was in the tomb, dead. It appeared that this Man Who was called “The Son” had set. What dark days those must have been. But then, He rose and His Light shone again! What a glorious morning!

This is in response to Rise / Set. The photos were taken on different days. The first is a sunset, the second is the moon (which also rises and sets so I decided to include it in the photo challenge – and it also seemed to go with the theme of the dark days) and the last is a sunrise.

Happy Easter // Resurrection Day, everyone. ๐Ÿ™‚

A Golden Sunset And Other Nighttime Photography

These are photos that I hinted at last week that I was posting this week – photos of a sunset, taken over a 30 minute period of time. It’s so interesting to see how the colors changed!

The sunset started with beautiful golden colors!

When I backed off the zoom, it didn’t look as golden; but you can see the purples and pinks overhead.

I also love how the clouds were kind of layered on the sky.

This is an attempt to reflect the sunset off the mudhole. It kinda worked…? ๐Ÿ˜†

It was still very golden near the horizon.

And so pink and purple overhead!

But then, the pinks and purples overhead started to creep into the golden layers. It was so captivating!

And it happened so quickly. The pink and purple horizon only lasted what seemed like ten minutes. I didn’t have a watch out there with me, so I’m just guessing.

The pinks and purples started turning gray…

And then the sky just looked gray until the sunset was over. And this has been a visualย storytelling of a sunset. ๐Ÿ™‚


Also, because Cee’s challenge includes night-time photography this week, here are a couple of bonus photos that I took on different nights. These are among the first photos I took with my new camera back in September of 2017.