February 8, 2004

Snow Moon

Has anybody been looking at the Snow Moon?

While driving home, just before five PM the other day, I looked up and saw the most beautiful full Moon rising. It was still daylight and the white moon rising in the blue sky looked otherworldly. It took my breath away.

Parking the car in the garage I walked back out to look again.
Pete was home, but it was some time before I was able to convince him to come outside to see it.

"I have seen a full moon."

'But isn�t it beautiful?"

"Yes. It's a full moon."

"But look" I said. "Look at it."
"How often do we see something that looks so beautiful during the day?"

"I have seen the moon during the day." "Yes it's nice."

Oh well..... :-/

Later, I told my sister-in-law about it.
Talking on the phone from Iowa, she said;
"It is just about 5:00 there."
"It must still be daylight. How can you see the moon?"

I guess some people have never noticed the Moon during the day.

Every night since has been remarkably beautiful.
Last night, as we started the drive home from a family birthday party in Moorpark, I looked up and again the sight stole my breath. In the dark sky, trees were outlined by the light. Even without streetlights one would have been able to see to drive.

Again, I kept after Pete to pull over and look.
"Yes, I see the Moon."

Was I the only one who has been looking up and marveling?

Now pay attention and listen to this Mom!

The only time we truly have is this moment.
This precious time will never come again.
Please take time to be in it.
Be grateful.

Posted by Judi at February 8, 2004 11:37 AM | TrackBack

OMG! I totally saw the moon you're talking about. It was rising behind the mountains on my way home Friday and I was going to get a picture of it from my balcony. Unfortunately, the perspective was different once I got home. I'll have to wait until Worm Moon and get a picture from the car. (I didn't know they had different names.)

Posted by: Mister P. at February 9, 2004 1:15 PM

So glad someone else saw it.

Posted by: Mom at February 9, 2004 5:02 PM
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