Friday, February 15, 2008

moon river

I've loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.
Galileo Galilei (b. 15 February 1564 - 1642) astronomer, philosopher, mathematician

photo: moon over cleveland the eve of galileo's birthday 2008

8 comments:

Reya Mellicker said...

I was just looking at the first quarter moon, just now, out with the dog. Very cool.

Speaking of dogs, yours is just so darling! Awww...I love dogs.

As for holidays, all of them, every single one began as a "pagan" holiday, celebrating the seasons, mostly. It's not just Christians, and anyway how can you steal something that's based on the turn of the wheel of the year? IMO all holidays belong to everyone.

Happy whatever!

My-Art said...

check out my take on the moon uk
http://share-my-art.blogspot.com/search/label/Lunar.

Richard said...

I love it when a picture of the moon comes out. There is something powerful in seeing the moon in the sky.

One of the neat things I tried was taking pictures of the moon at the horizon (when it looks larger) and high in the sky (when it looks smaller). I can confirm that the moon is the same size always in the shots and the big moon / small moon is an optical illusion.

dennis said...

Dennis loves the night!

dennis said...

Dennis adores the original Pagan Holidays.

Barbara said...

The title matches the picture so perfectly.

Send me a message at barbara.diskin@verizon.net and I will send you a link to Abie Baby in its entirety!

zquilts said...

OOOOOOOOO - so beautiful ! I love this photo ... and the quote too!

kimy said...

reya - dixie thanks you! she wants me to tell you that she wishes she was coming down with me so she could meet jake. she loves hanging with other dogs. re holidays - "how can you steal something that's based on the turn of the wheel of the year?" excellent point - I agree. I do it find it sad though when rampant materialism takes over and the intent or meaning of the holiday becomes buried.

myart - thanks for dropping by. you have a very cool site!

richard - thanks for dropping in! humans have been fascinated by the moon since we first looked upward!

re taking pictures of the moon, I've notice that very same thing!

dennis - kimy loves dennis

barbara - thanks I will get right back to you via email!

marie ;)