Full Sturgeon Super Moon

Tonight is the peak of the Perseids and a full moon. It’s not just a full moon, but a super moon– and the Sturgeon Moon at that. Had to get at least one photo up tonight as this glorious orb and shooting stars herald the arrival of a milestone birthday of a beloved family member. […]

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2021 A.D.

Oh, for more time to blog. 2020 was, in the words of a 9 year-old quoted in the media, like looking both ways before you cross the road and getting hit by a submarine. There were many blessings; for those I am grateful. I also feel like 2020 added on an extra 10 years. But […]

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Luna Y Marte

Here in the Northwest, we don’t yet know if our intermittent clouds will allow us to see Mars’ closest approach to our planet for the next 15 years. This occurs before sunrise on October 6th, 2020. Mars has been blazing in the night sky and will continue to do so for weeks, but Tuesday is […]

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Smoke On The Water

Driving home from a friend’s house late the weekend before, I had to stop to get photos of a toasted cheddar moon and blazing red telluric Mars just above it. Little did I know that, courtesy of the fires raging in Washington, Oregon, and California, we soon wouldn’t be able to see the sky for […]

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Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Moonrise on Independence Day, July 4th, 2020 in Seattle was 9:11 P.M. By that time the penumbral lunar eclipse was happening, causing a slight shadow to fall upon the full moon. People asked me what I was waiting for when they saw my camera. One woman seemed to think my wait was pointless until– SHAZAM! […]

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No Boredom!

As I said in yesterday’s post, being bored is impossible when you enjoy history and genealogy! You always have places to go, photos to take, research to complete, and stacks of paperwork to sort through. So hearing people say they’re bored during this time of social distancing sounds rather alien; some of us are finding […]

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Lleuad, Mawrth, a Iau

Did you see it? The crescent moon was flanked by Jupiter and Mars this morning before dawn with Saturn off to the left. The moon was so large and buttery and the planets so bright that it was surreal. It seemed like an epic scene out of a science fiction movie set in another galaxy, […]

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Perelandra

Both the humans trembled– Merlin because he did not know what was coming, Ransom because he knew. And now it came. It was fiery, sharp, bright and ruthless, ready to kill, ready to die, outspeeding light: it was Charity, not as mortals imagine it, not even as it has been humanised for them since the […]

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Super Worm Equinox Purim Moon

Above the tower — a lone, twice-sized moon.On the cold river passing night-filled homes,It scatters restless gold across the waves.On mats, it shines richer than silken gauze. Empty peaks, silence: among sparse stars,Not yet flawed, it drifts. Pine and cinnamonSpreading in my old garden . . . All light,All ten thousand miles at once in […]

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Lunar Pareidolia

There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. -attributed to George Carlin Sunday, January 20th, 2019 was a super moon (close to the earth), blood moon (lunar eclipse), and wolf moon, the first full moon of January. Here in the greater Seattle area we weren’t sure if we’d be able […]

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