Archive for September, 2012

SkyWatch Friday: Blue Moon Over the Glade

September 7, 2012

Moon rise, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. August 31, 2012.

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This is my post for Skywatch Friday, a meme for sharing views of the sky from all over the world.  To see more, or to join and share your own photos of the sky, click HERE.

Did you see the full moon last Friday night?  It was the second full moon of the month, so it qualified as a blue moon.

I was beginning to think I would miss it, because the sky was very cloudy as the moon was coming up.

Full moon over Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. August 31, 2012.

But sometimes patience has its rewards.  As the moon got higher, the clouds started to disperse.

Full moon, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. August 31, 2012.

The breaks in the clouds kept getting larger, and I could see more and more of the moon.

Full moon, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. August 31, 2012.

I was finally able to get a fairly decent picture of the blue moon.  We won’t have another one until 2015.

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This has been a very hectic time for us with upcoming weddings, Dad’s birthday, and work on the house.  Betsy and I need a break to recharge our batteries, so, as some of you have done, we’re taking a blogging break.  We will be away from blogging until October 1.  I hope all of you have a very happy and wonderful September.

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Betsy in the Smokies

September 5, 2012

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In late August we had some early morning appointments in Knoxville, so we decided to make a day of it by visiting the Smokies after finishing up in Knoxville.  We drove along Middle Prong past Tremont, and although the water level was low, we found plenty of reasons to stop and enjoy the scenery.  Later in the day we drove around Cades Cove, one of our favorite  parts of the park.

This collage is made up of photos I took of Betsy during our day in the Smokies.