Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Should have


Yesterday evening’s moon was 98% full as I noticed it come up, reflected in our breakfast room window. It was already too high to get a really great shot, though of course I tried.

I checked on line for the time it would set in the morning, 6:30 a.m., and figured I would get up and get out to a local park where a hill with no trees would provide me a perfect spot to watch it go down. I knew I’d need to be out there prior to 6 because it would become too light after that. 5:30 would be perfect.


When the dog wanted to go out at 4:30 I checked the moon. Thought about getting in the car soon and heading to the park. Thought about going back to bed. The bed won.

And when the dog got me up at 6, the time she normally gets her breakfast, I saw a big golden moon sinking into my tree limbs in the back yard. Too late to get to the park.

All I got was this:

Which in the end I think is pretty cool. But still, I should have got out of bed.

And then I opened up my email and saw Mike’s blog post about needing to be in the environment to capture the landscape. So appropriate. Thanks Mike. If it’s a clear night you know where I’ll be tomorrow morning.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

23 thoughts on “Should have

  1. That is a pretty cool image of the moon!


  2. You did great. It was a Flower Moon, wasn’t it? This looks like a piece of lace–very pretty, Dawn.


  3. I hope to see it tonight but it’s supposed to cloud over and rain this evening. Isn’t that always the way.


  4. I LOVE that picture. In fact, I’m giving it a Maine “wowsah,” and I don’t give those lightly.


  5. I like the photo. It wasn’t clear enough here to even try to get a photo of the moon.


  6. Sometimes getting that perfect shot is next to impossible. You still got an interesting photo, even if it wasn’t the one you envisioned. We’re expecting rain, so I think I’ll sleep in!!


  7. I enjoy when moon shots show themselves in different ways! Your picture is unique!
    And someone just sent me a facebook message saying that on May 16 Jupiter. Venus and the crescent moon are suppose to make a smiley face in the sky. So between you and I … one of us will get out of bed and look for it.


  8. I like it, too. I like that everyone’s photographs of the full moon are different — taken at different hours, in different places, with different surroundings and even obstructions. I can see a poster with at least a dozen full moon shots. Maybe two dozen! Including yours!


  9. Looks like it’s veiled in black lace. Almost sinister. Thanks for informing me that it was a 98% full moon. I wondered why it woke me in the middle of the night with it’s brightness.


    • It was very very bright. Even coming up on the full moon, we were camped in the backyard and it never got dark, all night, both nights, I could see everything inside the tent. Didn’t keep me or Katie from sleeping though!


  10. I like that picture. It’s not your usual moon. It’s a creative moon. The best kind!


  11. That moon shot was really cool!


  12. Wonderful picture of the moon. It was definitely worth getting out early to see.


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