Shine On

Peak for the 2011 Harvest Moon past us on the morning of Monday, September 12th but not without this girl noticing. 

{Cue:  “Shine on, shine on harvest moon” music}

Did you guys notice how dang BIG it was?  Wow.

I tried to get a picture of it a couple of nights in a row out over the front pasture but it was always just cloudy enough on the horizon to mess up my shots.  Or I would think of it too late and end up with it not looking very impressive at all.

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Like this shot…I took this one up in Alpena over Thunder Bay when Jake was at hockey practice.  I guess that was Monday night.

Anyway, I couldn’t do any better than the one I took off the deck of my parents place in Montana last month…

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What is it about the moon over the mountains?  Maybe it’s just me. 

I’ll admit it:  I’m just flat out biased.  What can I say?

 

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Here’s another one, a different night completely and sometime after the full moon.  The lights of Deer Lodge can be seen, but they’re not even attempting to compete for attention. 

This was one of many nights in the month of August that I went out after dinner chasing the light around.

Moon or no, here are quite a few more…

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Next up…

I follow these tracks in a north-westerly direction to my “Heart-Home” (Heart-Home phrase stolen from The Simple Country Life).  Warning:  My continued region prejudices will shine full force!

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15 thoughts on “Shine On

  1. Once again, your photos are just breathtaking! (Will you give me lessons on taking photos of the moon…?? PLease???)

    If I HAD to choose a favorite of these, I think it would be the 6th one down – love the blues of the mountains and the stream.
    Thanks for sharing your “little” corner of the world with us!

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    1. Me give moon photo lessons? LOL yah, right! :)
      I have one tip though: a tripod is your friend…one of which I didn’t have for the first picture but did for the second.
      If you like Montana wait till you see my next post!!!

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  2. WOW….what a stunning series of photos Dee. I love the big old moon shots – it was a magnificent harvest moon this year. The “golden” landscape shots are beautiful…..and those rolling, soft hills……I do believe you have a magic camera my friend. Makes me want to pick up my brushes and get painting again.

    Pam

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