September 3, 2012
Good morning. Well, the Blue Moon is gone. This morning is quite foggy, and the sky is all gray. Do you know why this moon is called the Blue Moon? I looked it up, and there are two definitions. One is that it is the third of four full moons in a season, and more popularly, it is the second full moon in a single month.
The first full moon in August was on the first, so the full moon on the 31st was the Blue Moon. In 1999, there were two full moons in January and two full moons in March, with no full moon in February. So, both January and March had Blue moons. (This is not the norm) The next year of double Blue Moons is coming in 2018. By the popular definition, the next Blue Moon will be on August 21, 2013.
As I mentioned earlier, today has started off quite foggy. On my way home from work, I stopped by the dairy farm to maybe get some photos of the cows, but the whole pasture was fogged in.
In one town, I go over a railroad crossing. This is usually pretty safe. However, lately the gates that drop down when a train is coming have not been working properly. Some days, cars sit patiently waiting for the gates to lift (when there is no train at all), and some days the gates go up and down, only letting one car scoot across the tracks. Then again, some days the gates work properly. This morning, they were working fine. Thank goodness, because with the fog, it could have been an accident waiting to happen.
One pretty place that I pass on my way to and from work is a cemetery. There are some beautiful memorials here, and this morning I was able to get a pretty "foggy" photo. Another day, I'll get another photo when the sun is shining.
I could have Photoshopped these pictures and removed a lot of the fogginess, but I didn't because this is exactly how they looked to the naked eye. I took some other photos over the last few days to share, but I'll save them for the upcoming days. We are expecting a few very wet days starting tomorrow.
I do have one picture for Mandarin Orange Monday. This is a butterfly photo from last week. I cropped the photo cleaned up the background, and applied the "grain" filter from Photoshop over it. If you like photos, do visit the site and have a look. You'll be pleasantly surprised.
Now I'm going to make some breakfast. Pogo has already been fed. This little guy looks forward to having his breakfast every morning. He dances all around where his bowl will be once I get it ready. And if I'm not quick enough, he gives me a couple of woofs to get me moving quicker. Right now, though, he's curled up next to me. His tummy is full and he's probably dreaming about what's for lunch. lol. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a wonderful day.
Hugs, Edna B.