The Moon Did its Thing

And I tried to do mine.


The moon, before the earth so rudely blocked its light.


The earth begins its encroachment.


And continues




becoming more and more aggressive




until finally


It concedes defeat and becomes the blood moon we have been told about.


I think it was drinking, because it wobbled about a lot. Truth be told, I have no idea what happened here. Camera was on a tripod – but its operator obviously needed more knowledge. And maybe, just maybe, a somewhat longer lens. I did dig out the Rebel for these photos, because the little Lumix hollered “Uncle!” very early on with this project.

I’m sure there are many of you who have captured much better photos, and there are those of you who were defeated by the clouds in your part of the country. We were lucky – our afternoon clouds gave way to clear skies for this event. The only hindrance was – the camera operator. But what I did get will back up memories for several years to come. Now I shall finish my warming cup of tea and head to bed. It is, after all, already tomorrow.

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I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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16 Responses to The Moon Did its Thing

  1. These pictures turned out great, Carol! A tripod I’m sure is the only way to go!


  2. Joanne says:

    Your photos are much clearer than the photos I just tried to take Carol! I will look at my photos again and see if any are worth showing, but yours, I am sure, are way better! 🙂


  3. cobbies69 says:

    All brilliant including the last one. Maybe for different reasons… 😉


  4. Hi Carol,
    I am in Seattle, and the sky is completely overcast. I kept running outside to see if it had cleared, but no. So I appreciate your sharing yours. They are really great shots.


  5. Hi Carol, I think this is the funniest blog (albeit inadvertantly )I’ve seen this year, even my husband laughed. Are you sure it was the moon that had a glass of wine? Wonderful! Didn’t get an eclipse here in Austria, I expect our turn will come later this year, as I’ve heard there four such eclipses due.


    • Carol says:

      Well of course it was the moon that had a glass of wine! Or the camera. Hmphh! Actually, I don’t know how that last picture happened – I had been unsuccessful in capturing the Blood Moon with several attempts.

      Sent from my iPad



  6. Heather says:

    These are terrific. I even love the last shot, because it’s so obvious the moon was drunk 🙂 Very happy to see your photos. We were in the defeated part of the world :-/


  7. suzicate says:

    Awesome…loved whatever the crazy shot of the blood moon was doing! Thanks for sharing because I didn’t venture out last night to view it.


  8. lisa says:

    These are fabulous!! I commend you for getting up at zero-dark thirty to even try and capture the eclipse. I wanted to see it, but didn’t want to brave the 28 degree night temps! I know, I’m a wussy.


  9. Trisha says:

    I so enjoyed seeing your photos of the eclipse because we had clouds here.


  10. Robin says:

    These are wonderful, Carol! I was defeated by the cloud cover, so I truly appreciate that you’re sharing what you saw. 🙂


  11. Dawn says:

    We didn’t get to see any of it, because it was snowing…so I’m really glad to see these! Great job!


  12. Karma says:

    Nice job with these Carol. I would have liked to see this too, but I wasn’t going to be able to stay awake for the time it would have been red. I don’t think the weather was helpful around here either.


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