Morning Moon – what’s your story? (WPC – Story)

The upside of not being able to sleep last week (I’ve yet to find the upside of not being able to sleep this week) was that I was able to follow the full moon from its high point in the sky until it finally dipped behind the trees.

As with the sun setting each night allows one to rewrite the next day, for me each full moon is a reminder to reflect on how the last few weeks were, and what the coming weeks will be. Well, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

Story is The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for this week.






“THE” shot of the morning moon! (WPC – Experimental)

It can be a little hit and miss when taking a photo of the moon at the best of times.

Then, when you’ve only just woken to see there’s only a matter of moments before the moon drops below the horizon with no time to adjust camera settings, well then, it’s all very experimental as to what the result will actually be!

This was our Harvest Moon earlier this month. It. Was. GLORIOUS! Not that you can really tell though from this capture 🤣, but I do still like the silhouette of the trees in front of the moon even if it is a little out of focus.

Experimental is The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for this week.






Love me a Super Moon Morning! (Wordless Wednesday)







52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 22 – Nature… ain’t she glorious?!

My word for last year was acceptance. Now, don’t for one moment think it meant accepting whatever rubbish was given to me, quite the contrary in fact.

It meant accepting my own limitations and requesting assistance when required; speaking up to NOT accept haphazardness in others; and to accept defeat gracefully and move on! The Super Moon last year being a prime example of the latter.

No matter what I changed my camera setting too or at what hour I attempted photograph that moon, there was simply no way on earth I could not capture the grandeur like so many other photographers were. I accepted defeat. The Super Moon and I were not meant to be. Until this…


Having dropped the children at school, I was making my way home carefully on the roads as once again we were being blanketed in an Arctic Outflow. Everything it touched seem to immediately turn to ice, including the roads. Hence I was driving like a tortoise.

That was until I began driving up a hill and there, sitting on top of this hill was the Super Moon in all her glory. Challenge Accepted. There was enough time for me to get home safely, out onto my deck with camera in hand and voila, one last VERY successful happy snap. {sigh} Isn’t nature glorious?

NATURE is this week’s word for the 52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 22 from The Girl That Dreams Awake.






Hanging on a Moon Beam (Wordless Wednesday)


Hanging on a Moon Beam

Just another Full Moon Morning (Wordless Wednesday)

My Full Moon





The Moon, The Mountain, the Magic (WPC: Trio)

The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge for this week is… TRIO.

Admittedly I’d been struggling over the weekend as to what I could possibly share for this challenge but come yesterday afternoon the answer was staring me right in the face. THIS was just outside my kitchen window!

Moon Magic

Running late, as always, I’d run upstairs to finish preparing dinner before collecting the children from their band rehearsals after school when this caught my eye. As I walked to the back glass door, my breath actually caught in my throat.

The sky almost void of any encumberments, with the exception of a couple of wispy clouds just above the mountain, was changing colour with each movement of the moon. To say it was glorious would be an understatement.

To see such natural beauty right before me in a world full of turmoil is such a blessing. A gentle reminder to appreciate the little things in life, never take anything for granted.




Blood Moon Rising

Getting back into a routine again, having been away for the last three and half weeks which was quickly followed by Easter, is proving EXTREMELY difficult.

Here I am with only minutes left on today staring into space. Hence it seems only appropriate now to share my “attempt” of Saturday’s Blood Moon.

Blood Moon

As to when I’ll get all our photographs from Australia downloaded, edited and ready to share, well, one can only ask… “mum, how much longer?”

Morning Moon – Monochrome Madness 54

Looking out my front door one morning I was surprised to see the moon “just over there“, behind the trees across the road.

Morning Moon - quite by chance!

Honestly, I did attempt to capture this moment using a tripod but Sir Fergus had made a run for it whilst the door was open hence my attention was on the cat not the moon. 😦

As to another opportunity with such near-perfect conditions for capturing the moon…   “mum, how much longer?”