My Man and the Moon

Hubby is dedicated. When there is something worth seeing, he will do his utmost to watch and record it.
Last night was no exception.
We retired early, around 10pm, and he set the alarm for two hours hence.
I couldn’t sleep at all.

Sure enough, he got up and dressed, then went outside to take some pictures, calling me periodically for ‘The Good Bits’.
It was a beautiful night, clear and perfect to see the moon and watch the eclipse as it happened over the next few hours.

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I went back to bed, five times, to be called out five times to come and look.
It was an amazing sight to be sure, and I was glad I saw it.
Unfortunately our camera wasn’t powerful enough to capture the full beauty and colour, and if you didn’t see it, I hope these shots at least give you an idea of the wonder.
I was however cold, barefoot, and every time I got up, had to use the loo.

At 4.30am, Hubby came back to bed, frozen to the core but wouldn’t snuggle in as he didn’t want to disturb me. Not that it mattered, I was still awake anyway.
The dog got me up at 5, and the eclipse was just finishing.
I had visions of some confused werewolves and other nocturnal creatures driven by the lunar cycle, and wondered how they were coping with this rare event.
One thing was certain though, the ducks couldn’t give a toss! Laughing Duck and Rooster Duck were in full voice, and the marina surface looked like a bubbling cauldron with the number of blobs floating on it!
Maggie legged it up the dog walk, performed both businesses, and sure enough, I also had to use the loo.

Back at the boat, she settled down but had the sloshy tummy and refused to eat anything to help silence it.
At 6.15 I was up at the dog walk again, cold, tired and unhappy, but the moon was still spectacular.
Maybe I was the werewolf and it was my disposition that was affected!
When I got back this time, I got hold of the camera and took a couple of shots myself.
No eclipse now, and perhaps just my imagination after the darkness, but the moon seemed bigger and brighter somehow than I’d ever seen it, as if it had been cleansed and purified.

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In contrast, this is the sky now (19.15 hr)

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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5 Responses to My Man and the Moon

  1. Hey, if you’re going to lose sleep, doing it for something like this is well worth it! (Says someone who didn’t have to lose any sleep to see it). So glad you had a clear morning to see the eclipse. I know a lot of people around here were stuck with clouds. We got lucky with them burning off just before dark.

  2. Capt Jill says:

    Nice pictures, I’m glad you got to see it. Thanks for sharing. It was cloudy and raining through most of it here. I did get to see the end of it tho.

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