A Moon Not to Be Forgotten{14}

biggest full moonReturning from the beach, I grabbed my camera, though wishing I had it two hours earlier.

Last night I was witness to a full moon that left me gobsmacked (yep, gobsmacked). Sitting atop a driftwood log on KVI beach,  my posse of moon-watching friends and I beamed at the prospect of seeing the closest moon in nearly two decades. Glowing and growing ribbon-like clouds suggested the show was about to begin. A Cascade ridge line provided the perfect foil for our guest’s arrival. The full moon now before us, liquid gold waves lapped ashore, reflecting the seaward trail of this heavenly pearl. We were in awe of its beauty, sitting silently awaiting the right words to capture the moment. Mother nature had produced a real showstopper, and we thanked her profusely for our front row seats to a Moon not to be forgotten.Back at the ranch, I turned facing west to snap a shot of my completely dark house. When I downloaded the photo, a bright light shone in the north window. A friend said, “Perhaps your house is haunted.” I replied,  “or perhaps simply enjoyed. ”

full moon over the firs Vashon Island

The most amazing moonrise I’ve ever seen; the Cascades’ craggy silhouette a perfect foil for the light’s arrival, liquid gold waves lapped onshore like a seaward route to the heavens punctuated of its reflection in Puget Sound, is brief retreat behind clouds, and reemergence