Moon

Full Moon March 2021

Jesus saw you. Harriet Tubman saw you. Ruth Bader Ginsberg saw you. The poorest man in the world and the richest woman in the world see you.

Moonrise over the Gulf of Mexico. Moonrise seen through pine trees. Moonrise over mountains and jungles. Moonrise viewed through my pecan tree – through bare limbs in winter and through thousands of leaves this May. Your beauty awes me every time, whether full or tiny sliver.

You are 238,855 miles from me…about 200 round trips from Austin to El Paso.* But, I don’t want to travel to you, just admire from afar. Spotting you sometimes during the day, I stop and look and briefly marvel.

The sun grounds me and gives me energy. Your reflection of the sun…maybe that is why I want to see you.

When you are full, I see the image of a rabbit with a basket. The ears are the Seas of Nectar and Fertility. The rabbit’s head is the Sea of Tranquility and the body includes the Sea of Serenity.** Perhaps, to me, you represent the Easter Bunny, bringing new life each month of the year and bringing me a smile.

In my lifetime I have had the chance to see you full almost 800 times and I intend to see you, full or not, many more times. Thank you for giving me brief and lovely escapes from the Earth troubles that are never ending.

May 25, 2021

*https://spaceplace.nasa.gov

**Forbes.com “The Top Five Features To Find On The Full Moon”

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Blog photos by B. McCreary

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bettymccreary7347

Born and raised in Central Texas. Spending time outside brings me joy and I love to share my observations. I also belong to two writing groups and enjoy researching my ancestors. I find people interesting, but Nature keeps me sane.

6 thoughts on “Moon”

  1. So glad to see an image of recent full moon – we were in Arkansas rain with zero visibility of the moon for multiple days. Still, I looked upward, knowing someone somewhere was viewing. And, it turns out, capturing an image to share!
    I’d never considered distance to the moon in terms of linear highway miles … your round-trip analogy makes the moon seem “reachable” … except no roadway spans the gap between moon and here. Still, just pondering, 200 roundtrips to El Paso and back could be done in 400 days … just over a year. Wow! Truck drivers do that all the time!

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    1. Thanks for your comment Jazz!
      Yes, I have done the route to El Paso many times and I have the mileage to El Paso memorized at 595 miles. I wonder which is more scenic? The drive to El Paso or the trip to the moon?
      The photo of the May moon was a day before the full moon when I think the clouds totally covered it up.

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  2. Betty, I love this homage to the moon. I often step outside after dark to look for the moon. It is beautiful, comforting, serene, familiar, so many things.

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