Sunday, March 20, 2011


Last night's perigee full moon was something to see. Just before 8pm Gavin set up the camera and tripod in anticipation of moonrise, but we had to wait a while longer for this shot, waiting until the moon rose above the fences and trees in front of our house. Big, bright and golden - what a show!

The official start of spring is scheduled for 7:21 this evening at the vernal equinox. That's welcome news; somehow February and March have seemed endlessly grey and damp. Mother Nature seems on board - there are shoots of new green growth in the garden and there are buds on all the trees and shrubs. Spring really is around the corner!


Wanderingcatstudio said...

There are too many houses around for us to see it when it was nice and close to the horizon - but it was beautiful and white and high in the sky by the time we went to bed!

Delusional Knitter said...

Fantastic photo! Glad some of you out there are on top of things, because I totally missed this one :O) At least I get to see it here, thanks for sharing!!

suse-the-slow-knitta said...

great photo! The moon looks enormous at the moment, as if it was a harvest moon and not Spring.