"The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand." Frederic Lawrence Knowles
Last night's full moon was a super perigee moon. It appeared bigger and brighter as it traveled closer to Earth than usual. If you're interested in reading about this event which last happened in 1993, you can find some information here. If you just want to see some photos, read some quotes and a bit of my blather, skip that link and just scroll down.
"I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day." Vincent Van GoghAwaiting the full moon, I sat atop a picnic table in the park and snapped a few photos of my surroundings. The view is of my local pond. To the right is the dock, well lit by lamp posts all along the path.
"I like to think that the moon is there even if I am not looking at it." Albert EinsteinWhen the moon did rise, my view from just about anywhere in the park was obstructed by trees. They made for some interesting images though.
"There is nothing you can see that is not a flower; there is nothing you can think that is not the moon." Matsuo BashoYou can see that the trees are beginning to bud.
"The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to." Carl SandburgThe moon is totally out of focus here, but I thought the budding twigs looked elegant.
"Moonlight is sculpture." Nathaniel HawthorneMy son liked this one and said he could see putting it on a metal music album cover.
"The moon's an arrant thief, and her pale fire she snatches from the sun." William ShakespeareAfter making my way around the pond, trying to get a clear shot at the moon, I finally went home and took this one from my upstairs balcony. I would have liked a photo of a night scene, complete with the moon but that just didn't work out...
"May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night and a smooth road all the way to your door."... except in Photoshop. It's fun to play with the moon in my hand.