Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Full Moon

Last night we had a beautiful full moon and lunar eclipse that was visible from my front porch looking eastward. However, I was inside at my computer setting up this new blog of mine and missed most of the eclipse. During the last few minutes of this celestial event, I ran outside and snapped this photo with my little digital camera. I am afraid that it does not do the eclipse justice at all.

One of my joys in living up here in the mountain wilderness is the clean air and the beautiful night skies that allow me to see the moon, stars, planets and even the milky way so clearly. When I lived in the city there was either too much haze or light pollution to see anything but maybe the moon.

Up here during the warm evenings in the summer months, I frequently go outside and gaze up at the stars and the moon, especially when she is in her full glory each month. I call her our Full Moon Goddess, because she is so bright and beautiful displaying herself as if just for me to see from the convenience of my front porch. I will ask a friend who has a better camera and more photography skills than I do to take some photos of our Full Moon Goddess this summer for me to share with you. Until then, my photo above will have to do. Look up, gaze and wonder in the night sky.


Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Hi Jen, glad you signed up for my free clipboard cuz I found your blog! Where in Nevada are you from? I"m from Nevada, many moons ago!

Farmer Jen said...

Hi Sue,

Thanks for finding my blog and commenting!

I live on the California side of the Sierra Nevada mountains at about 3000 ft elevation, between the taller mountains of Yosemite National Park and the flatlands of Fresno and the Central Valley.

I did however, spend two years as a teenager living on the rural north end of Las Vegas, NV. Very flat there. Not so rural anymore though.

I enjoy your blog. Thank you for visiting mine, and please come back often!