26 thoughts on “Bad Moon Rising

  1. Ray

    isn’t it beautiful tonight? the moon looks so large being so near the horizon… i couldn’t take my eyes off it on the tram journey home tonight….

  2. Debra Kolkka

    I love a bit of Creedence, and American Werewolf in London. My son used to use the pause button to slow down the bit where a head comes off and rolls onto the front of a car. It delighted him no end, it probably still would.

      1. Ray

        Honen, a Japanese Buddhist from many centuries ago wrote this lovely verse –

        There is no place the moon does not shine,
        But it only illuminates
        in the heart of those who gaze at it.

        I was waiting at a tram stop a few years ago and I looked up and saw at one end of the street this glorious sunset and at the other this beautiful moon. And I wanted to shout and point to everyone look! look! the moon, the moon! But I didn’t….

        Busy tram stop at dusk

        Caught between the moon
        high in the eastern sky,
        and a red sunset,
        obscured by a glory of cloud –
        I stand, astonished and alone.

        1. Joanna Post author

          Thank you Ray, for both Honen’s verse and for your lovely poem. I am incredibly touched that you shared it with us. I would have wanted to jump up and down too :)

  3. heidi

    Thanks, Joanna!
    \This made my evening bright! Love the moon- and CCC!
    The moon from my deck isn’t so moody- we have high winds that keep the clouds skittering away- although the trees are swaying in a rather aggressive fashion!

    1. Joanna Post author

      Just a moment in time and now it’s gone already… Hope the winds calm down for your trip Heidi!

  4. C

    Love your pictures – stunning. Even I noticed the moon tonight, and I’m not usually that observant!

    1. Joanna Post author

      That’s very sweet of you – l crave being able to do big moon shots showing the craters, but the little camera says it’s hard enough trying to focus on the moon. It whirrs and makes little fuzzy noises and then says ‘oooh, I think I’ve got it’ and I press the shutter and hope for the best. I didn’t adjust these at all so they are very dark… x

  5. Elaine Fisher

    Loved the photos – very atmospheric. I also loved that film and I am not usually good with scary films but that one was – dare one say, fun?

    Credence Clearwater Revival – my goodness that really takes me back – I used to love singing along to that one – with the volume turned up very loud.

    Thanks Joanna – lots of happy memories.

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