Monday, May 28, 2012

Half Moon Light...

(Photo:  Lisa Erin Brown)
  • 1.
  • a.  Covered or obscured, as with clouds or mist.
  • b.  Clouded over.
  • 2.  Gloomy; melancholy.
  • 3.  Sewn with long, overlying stitches in order to prevent raveling, as the raw edges of fabric.

  • 1.  A covering, as of mist or clouds.
  • 2.  An arch or support for a passage over another passage in a mine.
  • 3.  A cast made in fishing that falls beyond the point intended.
  • 4.  An overcast stitch or seam.

v.  o-ver-cast, o-ver-cast-ing, o-ver-casts
  • 1.  To make cloudy or gloomy.
  • 2.  To cast beyond (the intended point) with a fishing rod.
  • 3.  To sew with long overlying stitches.

  • To become cloudy or gloomy.

More than one of the above definitions for the differing word usages could be implemented for the sky that currently hangs overhead.  Built from several layers of dingy cloud, the thinnest gauze like layer spreading lightly across the face of the half moon, the mood of the overcast night is one of quiet and calm. The zen-like state that often precedes the arrival of inclement weather.  Rain, and the peace it brings.  For me, it's delay is welcome.  Otherwise, I might have missed the glow of tonight's moon.

Because of the cloud cover, it was a bit more difficult to focus in.  The fuzzy edges of the 50% that is visible to the naked eye, gives it a dream-like quality.  I also like the way it illuminates the surrounding layers of cloud, showing the different shades of color.

(Photo:  Lisa Erin Brown)
"The Moon's an errant theif,
And her pale fire she snatches from the Sun."

~ William Shakespeare
(Photo:  Lisa Erin Brown)
"Don't tell me the sky is the limit,
there are footprints on the moon!"

~ Dorothy Parker
(Photo:  Lisa Erin Brown)
"I like to think that the moon is there even if
I'm not looking at it."

~ Albert Einstein

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