I had just returned from an early morning walk.
I was struck by the beauty of this scene...a scene right in my front yard.
I'm so glad I took the time to snap the picture.
My peaceful morning picture.
I enjoy looking at it. Over and over again.
Saturday night I was completely awestruck by the beauty of the "super" moon. The moon was huge. And perfect.
The light it cast was reflecting on the winter lake across the road. Out here, in rural America we have "winter water lakes" . The lakes are not real lakes. In our case, the farmer across the road has a low spot in his field. The rain and snow melt cause a lake to form. It doesn't last forever but, for now the geese and ducks love it....and so do I.
The moonlight rippled across the water. The black silhouette of a still bare tree. The moon. The beautiful moon.
I had a difficult time pulling my gaze away from the scene.
I could hear frogs croaking in the darkness, along with the shrill sound of a killdeer.
I attempted to take a picture. I wanted to capture the beauty of the moment. Alas, my camera was unable to accurately copy the night time scene. My picture was dark. I wonder if catching moonlight is even possible? I ended up with a dark picture with a white spot in the middle...which was the moon. No aura. No still beauty. No moonlight.
I wanted to savor the moment so I grabbed my Eurcharisteo journal...and I gave thanks.
#281 bright moon, close to Earth
#282 cool night air
#283 silhouette of bare tree under moonlight
#284 moon mirrored in the winter lake, in the field
#285 enjoying the beauty of God
#286 afternoon nap
#288 breath taking views
#290 the awe in the Almighty
#291 warm sweater
#292 smooth hair
#293 my tall son
#294 blue tennis shoes
# 295 Jeremiah 31:9
#296 comfortable clothes
#297 early morning quiet
#299 sunlight on the barn
#300 the mail van stopping at my house
It's all by His grace. Every bit of it.
As I've been writing down in my notebook.... filling it with eucharisteo, I have become more and more aware of this fact.
If you are interested in reading more, click on the Multitudes on Mondays graphic in the right hand column.
- The Moon Calls (lkramer14.wordpress.com)
- 'Supermoon' Dazzles: Biggest Full Moon in 18 Years Amazes Skywatchers (thegreatone22.wordpress.com)
- Moon (jconnphoto.wordpress.com)
- Super Full Moon to Grace the Skies Tonight (abcnews.go.com)
- Harvest moon (learningfromdogs.com)
- Largest full moon in 18 years on Saturday (boston.com)
- That's No Moon... (mikes-take.com)
- In Search of Moonlight (nytimes.com)