Moon Rises

I don't have much writing time today, so I'm sharing some pictures instead.  Before I do, I want to thank all of you for your comments and emails regarding my Infidelity post yesterday. Many people felt more comfortable sharing their stories with me in direct emails rather than in the comment section.  Regardless, I think all of you who chose to share in any form are very brave and compassionate to do so. Thank you for taking the time to write to me. 

Secondly, for those of you who have inquired.  Yes, I have now registered for BlogHer and I will be in Chicago for a little time prior to, and after, the convention also.  If I'm going all the way to Chicago I want to fit in some play time!  I think I'll be in town July 23rd through the 27th or 28th (Thr – Mon/Tue).  I look forward to meeting several of you in July. 

And now … on to today ….

One of the things I love about our house is our nighttime view.  Every evening we see the moon rise over the mountains.  It's always beautiful, but some nights are more exceptional than others.

With my bum arm I'm only able to use a lightweight point and shoot camera, but these pictures will give you a general idea of how beautiful an Orange County moon rise can be. I wish I could still lift a bigger camera so I could take better quality photos to share with you.

First, the moon pops over the mountain at dusk.  (I did not photoshop the colors in these photos.)  I wasn't quick enough this time to capture a photo the minute the moon first became visible. It rises quickly and by the time I grabbed my camera it already looked like this.

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The moon rises higher in the sky as darkness descends.

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In only a few minutes, it gets quite dark and the moon appears bigger and brighter.

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When it's dark enough the stars begin appearing also.  It can be breathtaking. Sometimes I sit out on our patio or deck with a glass of wine and just enjoy the night sky.  

I wish all of you a wonderful weekend!

54 Responses to “Moon Rises”

  1. mama llama

    I know nothing about BlogHer. It might be fun…albeit scary to know I would no longer be anonymous. Perhaps if that is an issue, I ought not yet attend such a gathering.
    The moon fascinates. At this time it is so bitterly cold when the moon shines so bright that I cannot but merely admire from my window, or be in awe of the strong, haunting shadows of leafless trees cast in the hallways in the middle of the night.
    Ah…fodder for another bloggy reflection one day!
    Happy Friday, 24! Be well.

  2. mama llama

    I know nothing about BlogHer. It might be fun…albeit scary to know I would no longer be anonymous. Perhaps if that is an issue, I ought not yet attend such a gathering.
    The moon fascinates. At this time it is so bitterly cold when the moon shines so bright that I cannot but merely admire from my window, or be in awe of the strong, haunting shadows of leafless trees cast in the hallways in the middle of the night.
    Ah…fodder for another bloggy reflection one day!
    Happy Friday, 24! Be well.

  3. mama llama

    I know nothing about BlogHer. It might be fun…albeit scary to know I would no longer be anonymous. Perhaps if that is an issue, I ought not yet attend such a gathering.
    The moon fascinates. At this time it is so bitterly cold when the moon shines so bright that I cannot but merely admire from my window, or be in awe of the strong, haunting shadows of leafless trees cast in the hallways in the middle of the night.
    Ah…fodder for another bloggy reflection one day!
    Happy Friday, 24! Be well.

  4. Di

    Well, BlogHer seems like a big club to me and I’m not into clubs in any way. Nor am I into rules…. so I’ll always be on the outside looking in and that’s more than fine with this old gal
    Love the moon shots and the fact that you get to sit and enjoy it on your deck…. that’s awesome.
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  5. Di

    Well, BlogHer seems like a big club to me and I’m not into clubs in any way. Nor am I into rules…. so I’ll always be on the outside looking in and that’s more than fine with this old gal
    Love the moon shots and the fact that you get to sit and enjoy it on your deck…. that’s awesome.
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  6. Di

    Well, BlogHer seems like a big club to me and I’m not into clubs in any way. Nor am I into rules…. so I’ll always be on the outside looking in and that’s more than fine with this old gal
    Love the moon shots and the fact that you get to sit and enjoy it on your deck…. that’s awesome.
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  7. Alan

    Nice pics 24. And I did a little research into BlogHer and saw that it is primarily for women (hence the name BlogHER), so I won’t be going to that particular convention. I am interested in meeting more blog folk though. Maybe at some point I’ll do some research and see if that is possible. For now I guess it’s all email and Facebook! 🙂
    Have a good weekend!

  8. Alan

    Nice pics 24. And I did a little research into BlogHer and saw that it is primarily for women (hence the name BlogHER), so I won’t be going to that particular convention. I am interested in meeting more blog folk though. Maybe at some point I’ll do some research and see if that is possible. For now I guess it’s all email and Facebook! 🙂
    Have a good weekend!

  9. Alan

    Nice pics 24. And I did a little research into BlogHer and saw that it is primarily for women (hence the name BlogHER), so I won’t be going to that particular convention. I am interested in meeting more blog folk though. Maybe at some point I’ll do some research and see if that is possible. For now I guess it’s all email and Facebook! 🙂
    Have a good weekend!

  10. Jan

    Are you staying at the Sheraton? I’m still discussing it with Beloved.
    And woman, I’m buying you a tripod for your birthday this year.

  11. Jan

    Are you staying at the Sheraton? I’m still discussing it with Beloved.
    And woman, I’m buying you a tripod for your birthday this year.

  12. Jan

    Are you staying at the Sheraton? I’m still discussing it with Beloved.
    And woman, I’m buying you a tripod for your birthday this year.

  13. Kristan

    Thanks for sharing the view! 😉
    Just a thought: Maybe someone (Briefcase? Sons?) can set up a bigger/heavier/better camera on a tripod for you and you can just drag that around your various windows? Or I’m sure the Torturer would be happy to make a goal out of “lifting heavy camera” for your PT sessions… o_O
    Happy weekend to you too!

  14. Kristan

    Thanks for sharing the view! 😉
    Just a thought: Maybe someone (Briefcase? Sons?) can set up a bigger/heavier/better camera on a tripod for you and you can just drag that around your various windows? Or I’m sure the Torturer would be happy to make a goal out of “lifting heavy camera” for your PT sessions… o_O
    Happy weekend to you too!

  15. Kristan

    Thanks for sharing the view! 😉
    Just a thought: Maybe someone (Briefcase? Sons?) can set up a bigger/heavier/better camera on a tripod for you and you can just drag that around your various windows? Or I’m sure the Torturer would be happy to make a goal out of “lifting heavy camera” for your PT sessions… o_O
    Happy weekend to you too!

  16. Lo

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS okay girl, me you and the bar are goin’ down this july. cuz i live in Chi town (i know you know this. but. ahem.) and i can’t WAIT TO MEET YOU!!!! this made my morning!!!!

  17. Lo

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS okay girl, me you and the bar are goin’ down this july. cuz i live in Chi town (i know you know this. but. ahem.) and i can’t WAIT TO MEET YOU!!!! this made my morning!!!!

  18. Lo

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS okay girl, me you and the bar are goin’ down this july. cuz i live in Chi town (i know you know this. but. ahem.) and i can’t WAIT TO MEET YOU!!!! this made my morning!!!!

  19. Kelly

    Ooooh! Pretty! But I agree … we need to find a way to get you back to shooting photos the way you love. Tripod?

  20. Kelly

    Ooooh! Pretty! But I agree … we need to find a way to get you back to shooting photos the way you love. Tripod?

  21. Kelly

    Ooooh! Pretty! But I agree … we need to find a way to get you back to shooting photos the way you love. Tripod?

  22. emmysuh

    Ugh, I’d LOVE to go to BlogHer but since I’ll be leaving for Germany around that time or a few days after, I need to save money and stay in the area.
    I always love seeing your pictures, it’s such a different world from mine right now. Maybe I’ll come visit you instead!

  23. emmysuh

    Ugh, I’d LOVE to go to BlogHer but since I’ll be leaving for Germany around that time or a few days after, I need to save money and stay in the area.
    I always love seeing your pictures, it’s such a different world from mine right now. Maybe I’ll come visit you instead!

  24. emmysuh

    Ugh, I’d LOVE to go to BlogHer but since I’ll be leaving for Germany around that time or a few days after, I need to save money and stay in the area.
    I always love seeing your pictures, it’s such a different world from mine right now. Maybe I’ll come visit you instead!

  25. Tricia

    I haven’t yet figured out if you post these things to share your view with us, or to make us drool :o)

  26. Tricia

    I haven’t yet figured out if you post these things to share your view with us, or to make us drool :o)

  27. Tricia

    I haven’t yet figured out if you post these things to share your view with us, or to make us drool :o)

  28. Helena

    OMG, what a wonderful view! You are so lucky to have that on your doorstep. I’m thinking more and more about moving out of the city. Not sure if it will happen but it’s been on mind my for a while.
    When I see photos like yours it makes me realise what I’m missing in terms of nature and beauty.

  29. Helena

    OMG, what a wonderful view! You are so lucky to have that on your doorstep. I’m thinking more and more about moving out of the city. Not sure if it will happen but it’s been on mind my for a while.
    When I see photos like yours it makes me realise what I’m missing in terms of nature and beauty.

  30. Helena

    OMG, what a wonderful view! You are so lucky to have that on your doorstep. I’m thinking more and more about moving out of the city. Not sure if it will happen but it’s been on mind my for a while.
    When I see photos like yours it makes me realise what I’m missing in terms of nature and beauty.

  31. Erica

    I want to live there! You’re a lucky girl to be able to see the beauty in life no matter what happens around you. 🙂

  32. Erica

    I want to live there! You’re a lucky girl to be able to see the beauty in life no matter what happens around you. 🙂

  33. Erica

    I want to live there! You’re a lucky girl to be able to see the beauty in life no matter what happens around you. 🙂

  34. Pseudo

    You live in a very beautiful place. Always love when yo post the view around your house.

  35. Pseudo

    You live in a very beautiful place. Always love when yo post the view around your house.

  36. Pseudo

    You live in a very beautiful place. Always love when yo post the view around your house.

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