We had spectacular skies the other night, ranging from softish pink to deepest red.
The next night, grey, smoky to steel, in a matter of minutes.
This morning the moon was right there, shining brilliance onto the lawn and trees. Nights with broken sleep, or very little sleep at all, means I am awake very early, and this morning managed to get outside ( not cold at all), and see that moon behind our tall trees.
The next night, 15th March, 7.44 p.m. again looking to the West.
This morning, the moon shone so brightly, this is slightly west of direct North, at 4.30 a.m. Settings on my Cannon 550D… f3.5, 1/20 sec., 18mm., ISO 6400, remote shutter, using a beanbag balanced on the outdoor tall wood-box. Just too tired to set up the tripod!!!
Later on the Eastern sky showed promises of a fine day, the cyclone has travelled south, we missed the rain, gale winds, and had no damage, unlike Northland and Auckland areas. It has gone down south, hope Josh and Mike have a calm flight home from Christchurch to Rotorua, The Oceania MTB Championship races were held at Mt Hutt yesterday.
We are having broken sleep and worrying days, Hugh has a spinal problem , that has not been successfully diagnosed. Pain, that has become constant, severe , and last Friday it was crippling both in severity and effect., he needed another ambulance trip to ED. Entonox, then Morphine, I am hoping the arranged MRI ( a lovely lady doctor who was very attentive and thorough) will happen very soon. He is using crutches almost all day now, so hard for an active outdoors man.We have had some/ just a few , laughs this last week, and are so thankful for hospital staff, friends, family, their love . Now, when I ring to tell them, the first answer is “ Is it his heart or back?”, relief when not his heart, but the unseen and unknown is still scary.
Quotation of the day, from Yasunari Kawabata,
“ Palm of the Hand Stories”
The true joy of a moonlit night is something we no longer understand.
Only the men of old, when there were no lights, could understand the true joy of a moonlit night.”
Greetings from Jean