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Super Moon

We all took naps in the afternoon so that we could stay up "late" for a moon hike. In reality I think my nap made me more tired and I ended up in bed early, but early for me was post hike time anyhow. The super moon rose at just past eight o'clock and we were bundled and out in the field near our house by then. It was amazing—beautiful and large—just off the horizon, and beautiful as it rose into a hazy sky. It turned out to be a good thing that we'd hiked into the field the day before because we knew then where the deepest mud was.

I spent a lot of the time being frustrated with the camera. The shutter wheel is broken, making it unreliable, and while it really doesn't stick all that often it picks the most inopportune times to do so, like during time sensitive shooting as the once in a lifetime moon makes its run skyward. But it was fun to be out and enjoy the warmer weather of spring and the stillness of the night.

The sun descending in the west,

The evening star does shine;

The birds are silent in their nest,

And I must seek for mine.

The moon, like a flower

In heaven's high bower, With silent delight,

Sits and smiles on the night.
from Night, by William Blake

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Beautiful pictures of the moon.

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