Once in a blue moon

I wasn’t expecting to see the blue moon

At about half-past three in the afternoon.

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But there it was – gracing the winter sunset;

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Rising like a balloon

And being released into the sky by the trees.

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85 responses

  1. What a wonderful blue moon here, held lovingly in the sky by bare branches! Lovely pastel colours in the sky.

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    February 1, 2018 at 13:35

  2. Lovely, we didn’t see the moon here, far too cloudy

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    February 1, 2018 at 14:08

  3. thecrazysheeplady

    Definitely stellar!

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    February 1, 2018 at 14:31

  4. Excellent shots and poem!

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    February 1, 2018 at 15:00

  5. According to my friends, there was a conglomeration of celestial spectables a few days ago. You caught a spectacular one. Thank you!

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    February 1, 2018 at 15:12

  6. The word that commonly comes to me when visiting you…lovely…could I ever come up with something better? I don’t know.

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    February 1, 2018 at 15:16

  7. Just gorgeous!

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    February 1, 2018 at 15:52

  8. Wow!!! Ours was covered by clouds so I am going to just love on your photos!!! Amazing!!!!

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    February 1, 2018 at 16:01

  9. Eileen

    Hello, these are gorgeous captures of the Super Blue Moon. The colors are lovely, beautiful photos. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend!

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    February 1, 2018 at 16:02

  10. Good pictures of the moon, but I forgot to look outside! Actually my son came to get me and took me to his house for dinner, so that was far more important than looking up into the sky. But even so, I wish I had remembered.

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    February 1, 2018 at 16:12

  11. great shots!! she’s been amazing. i haven’t been quick enough to snap her….

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    February 1, 2018 at 16:34

    • It was cloudy here too – so I was very lucky. Just want you to know that your blog isn’t working/showing up on screen.

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      February 2, 2018 at 05:54

  12. Gorgeous!! ❤️❤️

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    February 1, 2018 at 16:57

  13. …I’m glad that you were up to enjoy this! Thanks for sharing.

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    February 1, 2018 at 17:14

  14. Beautiful takes of the moon!

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    February 1, 2018 at 17:37

  15. Applause!

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    February 1, 2018 at 17:44

  16. stunning

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    February 1, 2018 at 17:46

  17. Once in a blue moon, beautiful images Fi.

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    February 1, 2018 at 17:53

  18. Mesmerizing!

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    February 1, 2018 at 18:10

  19. Once in a Blue Moon .. beautiful!!

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    February 1, 2018 at 18:28

  20. Nice! I didn’t get to see last night’s Supermoon. And I do love a good moon.

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    February 1, 2018 at 18:36

  21. Bill Dodd

    Wonderful pictures!

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    February 1, 2018 at 19:09

  22. Sooo beautiful omygosh! 😍

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    February 1, 2018 at 20:16

  23. Beautiful, moody shots! 🙂

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    February 1, 2018 at 20:44

  24. How lovely – a pattern of light and dark creating peace.

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    February 1, 2018 at 21:16

  25. Amy

    That’s the beauty of winter, it comes up far earlier for us.

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    February 1, 2018 at 21:22

  26. so so beautiful!

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    February 1, 2018 at 21:39

  27. Lovely series, Fi. In that last shot, it looks like the tree’s branches are holding up the moon!

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    February 1, 2018 at 21:49

  28. nocolebolo

    ·.
    A fantastic blue moon that I have not been able to see. The sky was cloudy. What a pity … but I find the solution in your extraordinary photos.

    Hugs Fi

    · LMA · & · CR ·

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    February 1, 2018 at 23:05

  29. Beautiful!

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    February 1, 2018 at 23:15

  30. Al

    Truly wonderful shots – there’s something special about a full winter Moon.

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    February 2, 2018 at 01:18

  31. What an amazing surprise!! I’ve seen a few early morning moons (just after first light) and they always seem like magic — but such an early afternoon one … especially since it was a blue moon — is really special!!!

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    February 2, 2018 at 02:09

  32. rhiebert

    Beautiful shots.The color on each picture is gorgeous.

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    February 2, 2018 at 02:40

  33. Ron

    *applause*

    OMG Fiona, these pictures literally took my breath away! You captured exactly why I love winter so much. To me, there is something so exquisitely beautiful about barren trees, laced with snow, the Gothic sky, and the early moon.

    That final shot is GLORIOUSLY SPECTACULAR!

    Thanks so much for sharing the beauty that surrounds you, my friend!

    Have a lovely weekend!

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    February 2, 2018 at 03:11

  34. Totally awesome

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    February 2, 2018 at 03:28

  35. calvin

    Whats life without surprises. Lunar or otherwise. Here, and am not sure about your neck of the woods, it was a lunar trifecta -blue moon, blood moon and lunar eclipse at 6:45 am. Sadly in my backyard the cloud base was low and thick. So it is vicarious moon shots for me, Your words make for terrific lore -balloon or offering from the forest to the spirit of the stars.

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    February 2, 2018 at 03:57

    • This was the blood moon rising the day before the eclipse. Unfortunately, it was too cloudy and snowy here to see the eclipse (or a blood moon).

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      February 2, 2018 at 05:39

  36. Love the sky and the frosty branches. Beautiful!!

    -Soma

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    February 2, 2018 at 04:40

  37. Well captured! My view destroyed by a thunderstorm

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    February 2, 2018 at 04:46

  38. Oh, the excitement of the moon’s unexpected appearance. Truly spectacular.
    On the other hand, down under we watched and waited expectantly, only to see the clouds gradually cover the horizon minutes before moonrise. 3 days later the sky still hasn’t cleared but we have rejoiced in the arrival of rain and cooler temperatures.

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    February 2, 2018 at 06:51

  39. Stunning capture!

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    February 2, 2018 at 06:58

  40. You captured it so well. It’s really beautiful.
    Have a lovely day!

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    February 2, 2018 at 09:42

  41. Amazing coloirs.

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    February 2, 2018 at 10:52

  42. Wonderful blue tones and a fabulous full moon.
    Best, Synnöve

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    February 2, 2018 at 11:02

  43. Such beautiful captures that they took my breath away.

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    February 2, 2018 at 12:17

  44. Thanks for sharing this beauty, Lady Fi, I have missed the show.

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    February 2, 2018 at 15:45

  45. Awesome pics. Loved the post.
    Greetings

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    February 2, 2018 at 17:24

  46. Stunning shot🙂 that moon and sky os really pocturesque!

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    February 2, 2018 at 17:58

  47. You captured the perfect angle👍🏼

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    February 2, 2018 at 19:28

  48. Super moon shots! I really like these. Have a nice weekend!

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    February 2, 2018 at 20:58

  49. The moon shots are absolutely beautiful.

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    February 2, 2018 at 21:27

  50. Lovely pictures of the moon and the winter and snow!

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    February 2, 2018 at 21:50

  51. Gorgeous moon. We watched it here, it looked more reddish from this part of the globe.

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    February 2, 2018 at 22:52

  52. Wow, I missed this whole thing.

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    February 2, 2018 at 23:35

  53. Such an amazing shot! Thanks for sharing it, I missed seeing it.

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    February 2, 2018 at 23:45

  54. What perfect timing to create such lovely pictures 🙂

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    February 3, 2018 at 03:02

  55. Beautiful captures!

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    February 3, 2018 at 04:02

  56. Gorgeous moon photos! So bright and lovely

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    February 3, 2018 at 05:44

  57. Fascinating images of the moon!

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    February 3, 2018 at 05:45

  58. yogiabb

    Okay, you win the prize for the best supermoon pics I have seen.

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    February 3, 2018 at 06:11

  59. Magical moon!

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    February 3, 2018 at 06:31

  60. fabulous!

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    February 3, 2018 at 14:10

  61. I think these are my favourite of all the moon shots I’ve seen Fiona, j’adore!

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    February 3, 2018 at 14:13

  62. Stunning images, Fi. Well done. 🙂

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    February 3, 2018 at 14:39

  63. Beautiful blue moon captures. Have a great weekend!

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    February 3, 2018 at 16:39

  64. Oh, Lady Fi, what a fabulous blue moon you photographed!

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    February 3, 2018 at 17:37

  65. GORGEOUS! It was just way too cold here to do this!

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    February 3, 2018 at 22:13

  66. So darn pretty.

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    February 3, 2018 at 23:18

  67. And there you have it! Beautiful indeed. I can’t see it clearly here in NYC..

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    February 4, 2018 at 04:28

  68. Beautiful blue moon and winter photos.
    The last one is my personal favorite!

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    February 4, 2018 at 08:08

  69. Ååå, så nydelig !

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    February 4, 2018 at 15:13

  70. Awesome capture on the fairy tale kind of scenario! Glad you watched the blue moon, and i loved the photos

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    February 4, 2018 at 18:03

  71. blue moon….I remember the song.
    Hu Lady Fi, have a nice Sunday

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    February 4, 2018 at 19:46

  72. Gorgeous photos Lady Fi! Thanks for sharing.

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    February 4, 2018 at 20:15

  73. That last shot in particular is spectacular – the others are also delightful and I really enjoy your slideshow header. Blessings to you for a grand week ahead.

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    February 4, 2018 at 20:54

  74. I love moon shots and these are wonderful 🙂 Unfortunately, it was cloudy here.

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    February 4, 2018 at 22:27

  75. If I already commented, it definitely bears repeating, Fiona: fabulous fabulous photos.

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    February 5, 2018 at 20:39

  76. Lovely😊

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    February 7, 2018 at 08:10

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  78. Beautiful photos

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    February 8, 2018 at 20:19

  79. I missed it! Thanks for showing what it looked like. Really nice photos.

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    February 10, 2018 at 07:02

  80. How did I miss this post? One of the most beautiful captures I’ve seen!

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    February 14, 2018 at 17:04

  81. Gorgeous moon shots, Ladyfi. 🙂

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    February 26, 2018 at 05:19

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