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.


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.