Thursday, April 9, 2009

Pink Moon, Almost/ Sky Watch

Moonlight over an East Gwillimbury farm just after sunset

One advantage to having a spring snowfall is the photo opportunities - we can hardly see any grungy mud as we wait for the spring greenery to grace the landscape.

Last night we had a bonus, a couple of bonuses actually: a nearly full moon (the moon is full today) and fairly clear skies.

Apparently the April full moon is called the Pink Moon because moss pinks bloom about this time of year. Hmmm. Not this early in my gardens, but maybe in yours!

Actually, the moon does look a tiny bit pink.


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84 comments:

Judy said...

Gorgeous photo!! I am so glad someone could take advantage of the moon under that light cloud cover last night.

Small City Scenes said...

Gorgeous!!! Or should I say spectacular!!! Pink Moon Huh! I like that. MB

erin said...

love this shot and the way you have framed it...just a lovely winter/spring shot :)
have a great afternoon

PERBS said...

You are so blessed to have this photo opportunity and to get such a gorgeous result! Just beautiful! After our 4 days of blue skies,the thick clouds are back and we could not even see a moon last night. sigh

That is the chicken said...

ooooooh! Very nice! I'm starting to recognise this barn!

cieldequimper said...

Oh this is fabulous and stunning! And even romantic! ;-)

Small City Scenes said...

PS. Yes I am a little over an hour to the border. If I went north on I5 it is a pretty straight shot and Blaine is the crossing there but I prefer the narrower and windier (is that a work) Highway 9 and cross at Sumas. 9 is more senic and through lots of countryside.
My sis lives in Kelowna, BC but for many years lived in Lethbridge Alberta. MB

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful, EG... It does look PINK.. What a marvelous photo... That one needs to be framed or entered into a contest. Fabulous!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

kaye said...

every image you post is a wonder. I really like the magic of this one

willthink4wine said...

What a beautiful scene! The moon, the barn, the sky, gorgeous!

judi said...

So, you got a new camera, went pro, and are doing artsy fartsy shots now. I love you and your work! This is amazing to me.

see you there! said...

Beautiful moon shot. It does indeed look a bit pink.

Darla

Esther Garvi said...

What a beautiful picture! I love the feel - as if it's dark, and still light.

Denise said...

Oh that is truly a lovely photograph.

Gill - That British Woman said...

what a lovely photo, hopefully the snow will have melted today?

Gill

Sara G said...

Beautiful beautiful photo!!
Take care and Happy SWF

Ruth said...

Yes, the snow did offer some interesting photo ops this week, but I will be glad to see mud. Gorgeous photos, so well exposed!

Arlene said...

What a peaceful night sky.

Am just dropping my sky link here before i say goodnite.

With sleepy eyes let me say - happy easter!

bobbie said...

Beautiful! Mojo had a blue moon. You have a pink one. I'm sure it's the same moon. Isn't it amazing how it looks different to each of us under whatever conditions prevail near us.

Pearl Maple said...

Postcard pretty views. Thanks for sharing with Sky Watch Friday.

Guy D said...

Great capture, that pic personifies Canada. I love it.

Have a great weekend
Guy
Regina In Pictures

prkl said...

Great pic, nicely done with the framing. I like the old barn, moon kinda dots the i. Happy SWF!

Jane said...

Nice shot, looks very cold though.

Sylvia K said...

Oh! what a gorgeous shot! Spectacular! Love the Pink Moon! Happy SWF!

Deborah Godin said...

Just magical! I love when the moon looks colored like that.

Diane C. said...

A warm glowing moon over chilly looking scenery. Stunning image!

bowledover said...

The moon and the building enhance each other.Lovely picture.

Colin Campbell said...

Wow. Still snow on the ground. Getting cooler here.

FickleMinded said...

beautiful winter-spring combo!

Mojo said...

Wow.wowowowow.

That's astonishing. It almost looks like an HDR composite, but I can see it isn't. Truly magnificent.

koala said...

The moon looks pretty much like I saw it here yesterday but the weather is fortunately just the opposite.

Rune said...

Gorgeous photo!

Jacob said...

You light up our hearts with such a moonlit sky photograph.

And you shed light on well-worn farm buildings which have seen better days but are still standing - like some of us!

Wonderful shot in all respects.

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CTG Ponies said...

Gorgeous photo! It's postcard perfect.

indicaspecies said...

Pink moon and pink moss. Another great shot!
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Connie said...

Nice photo. It looks like it was cold. Great moon shot.

Ebie (The Main-Ingredient) said...

A picture postcard perfect. I envy your skies!

Daryl said...

Lovely ..

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Gorgeous shot, the foreground is so clear!

John said...

Fabulous shot! Well captured.
Happy easter.

Carver said...

That is such a beautiful and romantic shot to me. Absolutely perfect.

Maria said...

What a pretty pink moon!
Happy Easter time and hopefully the snow melts soon in your region!

Martha said...

Wonder-filled shot.

ms426d said...

Beautiful shot. Like you sepia snow alot too.

Mariz said...

Simply beautiful, loved it!

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Titania said...

A lovely, perfect picture, and cross my heart the moon has a pink rim. The picture has a very special ambiance, it tugs on your heart. The lonely farmstead, the bright moon, can you hear a story coming up?

Judy said...

Beautiful! I don't know why but I love taking pictures when there is a fresh snowfall.

Tarolino said...

I had never heard the phraze pink moon before. Well moss flox doesn't flower until about three weeks later on here so that's probably why. Allthough you are right in saying it has an almost pink tone.
So winter has returned to your parts. Pity but it does make for a nice picture.

Raven said...

Fantastic photo just love it.

George said...

What an absolutely gorgeous picture. I hope this makes that last snowfall worthwhile. This would make a great post card or painting.

Carol said...

Great moon shot. It DOES look pink. You have captured this scene perfectly...very beautiful.

Tranquility said...

Really beautiful! I love how bright the moon is and the lightness of the sky and landscape. Very peaceful.

Naturegirl said...

Truly a wonderful photo all that blue!!I sure wish Spring would set and stay and winter would go away from your world!!

Babooshka said...

Well I never knew that. Pink moon to me is a Nick Drake album and track. It would accompany this haunting image so well.

Tricia said...

Out-of-This-World shot!

Rose said...

this is a wonderful capture!

April said...

Lovely picture of the moon shining over the farm!

napaboaniya said...

Lovely moonshot over the farm. Pink moon? Thanks for telling, I've learned something new :)
Happy Easter!

mononeil said...

Nice composition and thanks for the Pink Moonn info

Arija said...

WOW! This ia an amazing shot. I would love to go on a moonlight hike in such a wonderful landscape and on such a beautiful night.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

Wow that is so picturesque it makes me want to paint it

Gaelyn said...

This is a fantastic shot. A little pink. Feels like a step back in time.

Tabib said...

Yes beautiful pink moon!

SandyCarlson said...

You make a good point with this excellent post. That is a gorgeous photo.

Becky and Gary said...

Not in my garden either. Our 11.5"of recent snowfall almost melted. Rain coming tomorrow.
Beautiful shot EG. I just love all your pictures.
B.

Carolyn said...

This is a stunning photo but oh so cold. I hope that "stuff" has melted and you will have a nice long weekend with some serious signs of spring! Thank you for sharing and have a great weekend.
Smiles

Barbara said...

Just beautiful... Happy Friday.
Smiles B

Linnea W said...

That is a beautiful scene. Amazingly well done...as are all your shots. Happy skies!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Now that is one beautiful setting.

Natural Moments said...

Yay, the clouds have actually parted enough for me to see the full moon too. Love the photo in association with the farm.

Hilda said...

Such a dreamy image! I wouldn't have believed a blue evening like this could exist if you didn't post this. Gorgeous!

Love the old farmhouse too. Wonderful textures.

Old Wom Tigley said...

The moon, the farm buildings and the over all view is a stunner...
Happy Easter to you and your loved ones.

Lene said...

Beautiful :) Never seen a pink moon before :)

Wonder Turquette said...

Marvellous shot! Like a postcard!

dot said...

If I've heard of a pink moon I've forgotten. Love the picture!!

Russ said...

Beautiful photo! Love the colors.

Susan said...

My God what a photograph. It's GORGEOUS! I can't help but think that the lucky tree has caught itself something lovely from the sky.

Interesting about the 'pink moon': I'd never heard that before.

Happy Easter, to you and yours!

Mirage said...

Isnt that so pretty! Love the blueness here!

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sunnymama said...

Wonderful! Beautiful and romantic.

Rinkly Rimes said...

What a very British sort of name! I expected Gwillimbury to be in heart of the Cotswolds!

Love your moon on the snow!

Patti said...

Never heard of pink moon. Lovely photo!

studio lolo said...

Lovely shot. Postcard perfect!
I have an uncle in Ottawa who spent years sketching the barns and silos all over the province. He's saddened by the disappearance of most of them.

Manz said...

That's a postcard shot!!

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