Moon Over Miami

May 6, 2012

Okay, it’s not Miami.

We’d need more ocean, Cubans, and humidity–

more beach and less desert.

Moon over two houses and three coyotes!

Luscious sunset, a reward while waiting for a moonrise,

then yellow-orange ball, old man lazy in its rise.

Post super-moon is not too bad a show as it lifts itself higher into a clear night sky.

I scramble to the top of a sandy berm, bare beet finding every errant tumbleweed prickle.

Click, click. Is this a good setting? Β Hard to see in the dark!

Scramble down the berm to be closer to the car for fear of

coyotes biting off my toes,

gang bangers cutting off my toes.

Click, click.

Then home to the bathroom window to catch a few more shots,

its brighter face waking to the promise of the heights,

and I trapped you in my camera.

About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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18 Responses to Moon Over Miami

  1. danitacahill says:

    Beauty, no doubt!

  2. susansplace says:

    Awesome! Hard work, too!! LOL!

  3. Lovely!!!!…….and what’s wrong with deserts and coyotes. I rather like them, myself! ;D

  4. Janice D says:

    Okay, I love the capture of the moon out of focus – great imagery! πŸ™‚ All in all, these are awesome…

  5. Lovely photos once again. I actually tried to get a shot of the moon this weekend, but mine was a terrible failure. Glad the moon’s sticking around so I can try again. πŸ˜‰

  6. Mona says:

    SWEET SWEET pictures! You got the moon with the orange glow … CONGRATULATIONS! Really, I like your pictures A LOT! You talk about the settings in the dark. After using my Nikon for about 2 1/2 years, I’m finally able to change settings without looking. You’ll get there.

    • It was funny: I went from seeing nothing and going by feel to being almost blinded when the LCD screen popped up between shots. πŸ™‚ And I forgot all about adjusting the ISO.

      • Mona says:

        You are describing me most of the time. I took a river boat tour of the architecture in Chicago. Bright June day. After I got off the boat, I noticed that my ISO was 2000! Needless to say, the images are clouded with grain. πŸ™‚

  7. Wow! you’re the lucky one. can’t miss it for all the world, huh?! πŸ˜‰ we were on an out of town that night and happened to be outdoors when the moon showed its big and bright self, haha. the May 6 full moon was really something. thanks for sharing this with us, ms. lily. πŸ™‚

  8. Thanks for letting me camp out in your blog today. I had a great time and tried to leave my campsite as clean as when I arrived.

  9. Lindy Lee says:

    As always, just fantastic shots; this time the moon in all its super glory. You’re good, real good.
    Words entertain & amuse, 2. Thank you…

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