Blue moon rising

This is a blue moon. That’s when you get two full moons in one month. It’s actually full tomorrow night but looked full enough to me tonight.

I don’t get to see much of the moon from my house but I saw it on my way home from walkies with Vida and snapped this shot from the car at a stop street. It actually caught me by surprise, as I turned a corner there it was straight ahead, like a big round cheese.

I didn’t even attempt the impression of the moon rolling down the wire, that’s just a fluke. I cropped out the traffic but deliberately left the pole on the left and street light on the right, by the way.

The colours of the sky were stunning – many many different shades of blue, the sunset looked promising. I decided to drop Vida off at home and drive to a higher point to watch the moon rise and take more photos. Unfortunately, by the time I got home dark clouds were starting to cover the moon so I abandoned the idea and went indoors to have a glass of wine and do some work and make supper. Boring, I know.

Maybe this month’s blue moon should be dedicated to Neil Armstrong who died this month. He certainly represents something extremely special, for our times anyway.  I was about to say the most amazing thing of our times but there’s also the internet, that’s pretty amazing and certainly of more practical use to you and me than the moon landing.

That’s of course if you believe in the moon landing 🙂

About Francoise Armour

I run a small touring company (Tours du Cap) at the bottom of Africa, to show visitors the beauty and vibrant culture of the country I have lived in since my parents brought me here from France as a child. I enjoy taking photos and wish I had learnt to do it properly. I enjoy writing but don't do enough of it. I enjoy walking in the mountains that surround me and I marvel over the views and the flowers and the amazing rock formations. I have a small, cute, clever, black dog of indeterminable breed, named Vida, who reminds me regularly that walking and getting out is not only for when tourists want it.

2 responses to “Blue moon rising

  1. It’s a long time to wait but by then I should have a better camera!

  2. Philippe

    Unfortunately with the cloud cover tonight we might not see it, and the next one will only be in June 2015.

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A note to all accidental visitors:

I am not a photographer and do not claim to have any particular skills whatsoever in that department. I have enormous respect for those who can see the potential in a scene and can create a great photo. Good photography is an art, in my opinion.

I am just a happy snapper, I have no special lenses or accessories, my camera is very simple and it's usually best to leave the setting on auto.

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