Thursday, December 3, 2009

SKYWATCH FRIDAY - Last and First Moon (Lake Erie)

“Toss me a cigarette, I think there’s one in my raincoat.”
“We smoked the last one an hour ago.”
So I looked at the scenery; she read her magazine
And the moon rose over an open field.

Moonrise, November 30, 2009

Moonset, December 1, 2009

Music Option for those with the time and inclination: “America” – Simon and Garfunkel

The hauntingly beautiful melody and lyrics written by Paul Simon create one of the most iconic songs of the late 1960s. It was recorded by the duo for their 1968 album, Bookends, and released as a single in 1972. I always identified with this song, not just because I’m from Michigan, which is mentioned, but for the sense of seeking it so poignantly portrays, something I think we all do at least once in our lives. (Of course, the irony here is that these photos are from across the border, on the Canadian side of the lake!)

Click HERE to listen. Once at YouTube, you can access all the lyrics by clicking on the right where it says "more info."

To view more skies from all around our beautiful planet, or to join in, visit SKYWATCH. Live links after 2:30 p.m. EST time or 19:30 GMT. And thanks to the Skywatch team for this weekly meme.


Kat Mortensen said...

Those lines put me in mind of a Howard Hawks film. They were forever lighting cigarettes in the dark in those days.

Excellent slant on the moon-rise theme. For some reason, I can't get the phrase "Serious Moonlight" (came from a David Bowie tune, "Let's Dance") this week.

Stunning photos this week - how can you go wrong with a big, full moon?


Kat Mortensen said...

...out of my head.

sgreerpitt said...

Definitely one of my favorites also, "
I'm empty and aching and I dont know why/Counting the cars on the new jersey turnpike/They've all gone to look for America..."

Dewdrop said...

Such a somber scene in both rise and set. The moon is so elegant.

Great Grandma Lin said...

I missed looking at the moon, will try to remember when it comes again at the end of this month and year

Sylvia K said...

One of my favorites from Simon and Garfunkle! And you and I definitely had the same view in mind for the day! Yours are really terrific!

Have a great weekend, Deborah!


Joe Todd said...

I arrived a your blog and "had to make a new plan Stan" So I'll say great post and "skip out the back Jack"

Quiet Paths said...

That line always made me think: gosh, wouldn't it be a great time to just quit smoking? Watching the moon rise over an open field....

Really very lovely, Deb.

Quiet Paths said...

I never got addicted to ciggies, thank goodness!

EG CameraGirl said...

Love the quote. It goes so well with the photos. ;-)

Deborah Godin said...

@ Christine - I smoked for a few years in school, but when cigs went up to 55 cents a pack, that was too much money so I quit! It must have been before the industry really started ramping the nicotine in them, though, because it was easy to stop.

LV said...

I have never smoked, but enjoyed the way you tied it in with your lovely sky watch show today.

bobbie said...

Simon and Garfunkle! - the names themselves are magic.

Your moon is so lovely.

Lorac said...

Lovely moon shots. That blue evening color has become a favorite of mine!

rhoen said...

nice skywatch shot share!

Happy skywatching and happy weekend!

Guy D said...

These are really great, thanks for sharing.

All the best
Regina In Pictures

Gill - That British Woman said...

great photos, love the second one the best.


SandyCarlson said...

Beautiful. I know what you mean about those songs.

Love the photography.

Carletta said...

Lovely images!
I found the moon to be quite beautiful earlier this week. You've captured it well in the soft sky.

Cloudia said...

That song moves me too; reminding me or road adventures of my youth.
so much in common!

Aloha, Friend

Comfort Spiral

Eric said...

Great scene!!!, love the compositions!

Happy SWF.

Eric, Holland

YourFireAnt said...

I didn't even need to listen to the video; my eyes blurred up immediately just seeing the bit quoted.

As far as "at least once in your life".... try constantly, and it never ends.

Thanks, babe!

Pix E. said...

lovely song--lovely album.

Anonymous said...

This triggered a whole meandering field of thought around music, memories, times, and lives. And it's a lovely skywatch, too.

Anonymous said...

How bizarre that you posted this song, Deborah! We were singing the lyrics a few days ago.
"Kathy I said as I boarded a Greyhound in Pittsburgh...
Michigan seems like a dream to me now..."
Wow. :)

Kathie Brown said...

What hauntingly beautiful photos!

Dianne said...

that is one of my favorite songs

your moon is beautiful
the tree silhouettes are magnificent

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whitewitch said...

I could hardly tell the difference between how the sky looked like during moonrise and moonset. But the moon is visible, and seeing it reminds me of those days as a child when I would go out to marvel at the radiant roundness of fullmoons.

sanjeet said...

Such a somber scene in both rise and set. The moon is so elegant.
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