The “Full Cold Moon” Super Moon

 

Over the next few days I will be looking for the moon. Tonight the moon rose at about 96% illumination and tomorrow night it will be over 99%.  The moon rises at 3:54 p.m. on Saturday  and 4:42 p.m on Sunday. It sets at 5:13 a.m. Saturday and 6:36 a.m. on Sunday.

At 10:23 a.m. Sunday, the moon will be full.

There will be some clouds around all weekend.

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Revisiting The White Cedar Swamp

Each season allows a different layer of beauty to go on display. The young vegetation from my spring visit is dead; the lively green replaced by multicolored leaves. The branches that filtered the morning sun now provide texture to dull grey sky.  Even the shapes and grains of bark and branches have a harder, dryer edge.

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Clear Along the Horizon

As the sun was setting tonight there was a heavy cloud cover except for along the western horizon.

It felt other worldly to be standing in the dark with the only light source in front not above me.1110b1110c1110d

Thinking of Thoreau

My time at the cranberry bog taking pictures of the milkweed made me think of Henry David Thoreau.

“Though I do not believe a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders”  –Henry David Thoreau