Tuesday, March 10, 2009

How High the Moon

Nick has had a project for science recently where he has to either draw or photograph the moon. He is supposed to keep track of the weather that day, temperature, whether it is cloudy or clear, etc. This has been going on for about 3 weeks now.

It has had an interesting effect on our household. We are talking about the moon on almost a daily basis. "Did you see the moon yet?" "Where is it?" "What did the moon look like tonight/this morning?" As I take the dogs on their morning walk I find myself looking for the moon. Will it be full, crescent shaped, almost non-existent? Will it be white or will there be some shade of color? Does it have a haze around it, or a ring? Is it behind clouds? Is it high or low in the sky?

I've come to think of the moon as a watchful friend, steady and true. Silent, and yet beautiful. It's bright glow on the back deck at night beckons us outside to take pictures. This is not an easy thing to do and yet Bonnie seems to have some success with it.

Why don't you step outside tonight and take a look at the moon for yourself? It might reawaken you to the glory of the sky overhead.


  1. Beautiful, beautiful writing and a beautiful subject. Your descriptions are so soothing and it makes me want to go outside at night, especially in this nice weather, and enjoy the moonlight. Thanks :)

  2. I hope you do go out and look at the moon. You might see Saturn while you're out there as well.