The Hunters Moon actually started on Wednesday. It follows the Harvest full moon of September, both meaning you can hunt or harvest from dusk to dawn and have light. The next Harvest will be in March of 2012 and the Hunters will be in April 2012. That means early this morning at 8am, the moon was still showing brightly – I was basking in this legacy of light! The clouds have left such a dramatic setting for the moon to sail through for a few days now, unfortunately with all that water from rain comes absolutely parasitic mosquitos that swarm any warm body of the night even with bug spray.  Now get out the binoculars and look for Jupiter, when I had a telescope, that was a fav with all her moons!
These days the sky has presented wonderful camera views – the clouds thick with dark soft veils that stream through them. The sun and moon have had to sail through challenging weather, I thought it might be nice to have you sail through the sky views with me, both day and night. The clouds are exciting to watch. The night sky is a must especially for those who really are “shut ins” during the week and going  inside as soon as one gets home and leaving the darkness for the creatures who must endure it. As one times host of Miami’s Planetarium , Jack Horkeimer, (may he RIP)  used to say, “Look up!”  Please do and if you don’t think about me because I will be there as a witness.   Here’s a site to check out, you can always Google for moon and sun rise and settings:
Tonight moonrise 7:47pm
Tonight is Octoberfest at Alive After 5 in downtown Sanford, begins at 5pm – see you there, look for the person aiming a camera at the sky!

I have included both natural shots that have not been photoshopped and clearly photoshopped work – Enjoy!


Art thou pale for weariness
Of climbing heaven and gazing on the earth,
Wandering companionless
Among the stars that have a different birth,
And ever changing, like a Joyless eye
That finds no object worth its constancy?

By Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)       

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