What a wonderful night for a moondance!
Last night was the night of the Supermoon. Something about the closest the moon has ever been to the earth, or in a long time, or something. I didn’t even know about it till my friend told me. So, I got my camera ready and was anxious to see if I could get some good shots. But, it was cloudy most of the day and I wasn’t sure if the clouds would clear up by evening.
After getting back from the grocery store with my son, I told him it didn’t look like it was going to be a very good night for moon gazing, much less picture-taking. We looked everywhere in the sky, but could see nothing. Then, when coming back from picking up my daughter from a play, there it was … big and bright and shiny. The clouds had started separating and it was like a curtain was being pulled back for us to take a peek.
I ran inside and got my camera, and my son accompanied me to the drive way, where I had a perfect shot between a couple of trees. I didn’t have a tripod (still not yet! what is wrong with me?!) and so he let me use his shoulder part of the time to lean against. Then, I just started leaning against my car to try to hold steady. We were “ewwing” and “awwing” all over the place at the sight. The clouds were just so spectacular, the way the moon cast it’s light upon, in front, and behind them. The best part was spending time with my son. He had just as good a time as I did. I hope I made some great memories for him and that he will remember the night he and I stood in the chilly night air gazing at the moon!