Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Snow Moon

Native Americans gave names to the various full moons. Last night's was the Snow Moon (we don't have any) or the Hunger Moon (none of that either, thank goodness) . . . for the other names, go HERE.




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22 comments:

Kristen Haskell said...
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Kristen Haskell said...

Miss Vicki - I am completely mystified by the beauty of your photographs. Your pictures are a work of art. I would love to paint a wall the color of your blog than mount and frame each one in some arching formation. How gorgeous that would be...

Martin said...

I tried to get a shot of the moon, last night. Failed, miserably. Will try again. Yours is fine.

Pat in east TN said...

Your pictures are breath taking Vicki! This moon has put on quite a show here the past couple of nights, but, unfortunately, is covered up by clouds this morning.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Great photos Vicki. Unless you've tried to take a photo of the moon yourself, you have no idea how hard it is. You always seem to capture it beautifully.
Sam

Alan Burnett said...

Your pictures are wonderful. I tried taking one of the moon the other evening (I suppose it is still a snow moon even over here) and finished up with a white disk on a black background. There is something rather pleasing about the fact that we all see the same moon, but in it see different things.

Jean Baardsen said...

It was cloudy last night, so I didn't get any pictures, but it was clear this morning. I went to the beach to try to get a moon set picture, and discovered that the moon doesn't set in the same place as the sun, and was going to be going down over land. Went to the highrise bridge and took some photos there, but haven't photoshopped them yet. Yours are so beautiful - mine will blush in comparison!

Vicki Lane said...

Oh, you should see some of my awful blurry pictures! Holding the camera still isn't easy -- I set mine down on a railing and that helped. A friend lent me a tripod but I never remember to have it ready at moonrise -- indeed, I was in the midst of fixing supper when I caught a glimpse of the moon peeking over the mountains and grabbed my camera.

Barbara Rogers, Potter said...

Excellent photos...and of course with digital cameras we can toss so many of the rejects. Remember the film dilemma? It took a lot more time to get results, and money too! And I was using negatives up till about 7 years ago, I think. How about you?

Kath said...

Your moon photos are wondrous. For two nights now I've tried. Even laid in the driveway, had the camera on a tripod, and a aperture that took so long I could have napped. No success. Sigh

Merisi said...

Wow, Vicki, truly gorgeous images, love them!
I never managed to a similar feat.

Vicki Lane said...

Oh the money I used to spend on having film developed! My first digital camera was such a revelation -- the secret to taking good pictures is to take LOTS and discard the ones that don't work.

Linda@VS said...

What you said about taking lots of pictures and discarding the ones that don't work is exactly right. I, too, tried taking pictures of the moon last night. Only two out of about twenty were worth keeping. Yours are beautiful!

Brian Miller said...

some really cool shots vicki...and interesting on the names they gave...i think the hunger moon may be reflective of our times...

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Fantastic shots -- barbara

jennyfreckles said...

The moon is so, so beautiful and mysterious (even though man has set foot there). Your photos equally so. I like that the Native Americans give the full moons such lovely names and I'm not surprised they did/do. A full moon has such a presence.

Victoria said...

Beautiful photos! No snow here, either. Not even any rain, but last night there was just enough of a rain-barren cloud cover to obscure the moon.

JudyB said...

Two beautiful moon posts on my blog list this evening. I enjoy seeing your photographs so much.

Here's the other moon post: http://www.beyondthefieldsweknow.org/2012/02/februarys-full-hunger-moon.html

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

Beautiful...

JJRod'z

Frances said...

Let me raise my hand as another close observer of the moon. The tall buildings in my city sometimes don't give me the view I'd wish, so sometimes, like last night when I was returning from work, I had to settle for the unmistakable glow that only a full moon can grant the sky.

Your photos tell the full story!

Brenda said...

Hmmmm...have you seen the forecast for this weekend? The Snow Moon it may be!

Mel said...

I was amazed by our stunning moonrise too, but I was driving, rushing about taxi driving kids and I really wanted to pull over and soak it in.
Thanks for catching it in a more beautiful setting so i could take a minute to enjoy it.
Your photos are a lovely diversion in my day.