Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Friday, August 31, 2012

Blue Moon

I'm taking a one day break from my black and white project to honor a very special day.  Not only is today a blue moon, meaning it's the second full moon in the month, but it is also my daughter's birthday!  A blue moon happens every few years, based on the cycle of the moon which is just slightly shorter than a month.  And at our house we celebrate birthdays and blue moons because Anna was born on a blue moon.  However today is the first time since her birth that a blue moon coincided with her birthday!  Our first blue moon celebration must have come when she was about 2 1/2, during the height of the Beanie Baby craze, because we got her a Beanie Baby cat.  And every blue moon since then she has gotten a Beanie Baby cat.  Today that involves searching on ebay or in local antique stores, and of course I have to find one that she doesn't already have!  As to the photo, it was taken during this first full moon this month.  I headed outside to get the morning paper (Sacbee!) on August 2nd and spotted the setting moon and this unusual cloud formation being lit by the rising sun.

2 comments:

Doug Hickok said...

It is a great day then! Beautiful image to commemorate the special events :^)

Debs said...

Well that is certainly a beautiful photo. And a very happy birthday to your daughter.