Tuesday, February 10, 2009

PINK



North Shore, Lake Erie 7 a.m.
Tuesday, 10 February 2009

I had just gotten up and shuffled into the living room. The warm temperature overnight had brought a light misting rain and fog, and all was a dull gray/blue until I saw the setting moon glowing in the southwestern sky. It reminded me of the tumbled gibbous nugget of rose quartz I’ve had for many years, a perfect little stone to fold in the center of your palm and hold for a while. There’s a pale peachy quality to its color that may be the result of some hematite in the mix. The moon shone with the same peach light, probably due to the ever-present smog of this industrial area that makes the sunset so intense. But beauty is beauty, and often fleeting. All too soon the pink moon grew paler and disappeared into the mist.

19 comments:

Kallen305 said...

Such a pretty picture of the moon and yes I can picture that pink stone in your hand and the coolness of it against your skin.

Indrani said...

It was lunar eclipse here, at that same time I guess!

Lin said...

Lovely photo, ethereal quality...smoke from forest fires does that sometimes in the summer here.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beutiful 'pink' moon, Deb... And seeing it over that gorgeous water makes it even prettier.
Hugs,
Betsy

Aleta said...

Love, Love, Love this picture! Beautiful!

Sylvia K said...

An exquisite photo and I love seeing Buddha, watching the heavenly display! And I, too, can picture your lovely pink stone in your hand! Thanks for the beauty on this gray snowy day -- again in Seattle.

bobbie said...

That must have been a lovely sight, regardless of what caused it.

Shellmo said...

I can visualize your words describing your beautiful pink moon! Seems like a magical moment to witness.

Poetikat said...

Nice composition. I love the Buddha. Moons are so entrancing, aren't they?

Kat

indicaspecies said...

Enjoyed your words, and the lovely photo!

Squirrel said...

Beautiful silence.I'm working on a winter astel post, inspired by you but it's taking time. I need more winter! (It's going to be 56 tomorrow) But I need the weather to quit fooling around--no early budding of trees-- before it gets back to winter. Nice to have a just a few days of thaw here and there.

Squirrel said...

i mint winter Pastel pot. (!)

SandyCarlson said...

You remind me the moon is full, close, beautiful, beckoning. Thanks.

Naturegirl said...

The hour of dawn has come and with it your one last look at your glowing moon! Deborah this post was beautiful.

Geraldine said...

What a beautiful photo and such evocative words Deborah. Lovely!

Hugs, G

magiceye said...

very pretty and engaging..

Quiet Paths said...

If a person can't find serenity in that view then one isn't even looking out the window!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Great shot. Very romantic looking. :-)

gel(Emerald Eyes) said...

Moon shots are among my favorite & pink no less! Nice composition and mood.