Sunday, September 2, 2012

Once in a "Blue Moon"!

A "Blue Moon" is the appearance of the fourth full moon in a season that has four full moons, instead of the usual three. It is never really blue. Because a Blue Moon occurs only every two or three years, the term Blue Moon is used colloquially to mean a rare event, as in the phrase "once in a Blue Moon".
A Blue Moon.........
On Friday the 31st of Aug, we had a “Blue Moon”!
A Blue Moon.. Aug 2012
I took these pictures of it from our front porch and my “Blue Moon” was BLUE!   However, this may not happen again in a “Blue Moon”!

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I have had my WildLife camera up every since we arrived here in the Hills and this is about the only Wild life I have gotten in our back yard beside a bunch of deer. I always thought there might be a Mountain Lion around the place, since they are getting so plentiful around this area. Maybe they are just camera shy!

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This young Buck visits quite regularly.

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He even relaxes with his buddy once in a while.

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They bring their girl friends with them.

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This is a shot it took early on July 1st at 5am. I don’t know what set it off, but sometimes a bird or the movement of the grass must do it. Kind of a peaceful picture anyhow..

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We always get a couple local cats that roam the area. This guy likes to get his picture taken as he is around a lot. I think he likes Ms. Megabyte2!

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Oops, maybe I should have told Ms. Pat where the WildLife camera was located. She wandered right into its path one morning while she was taking Ms. Megabyte2 on her walk.


It's hard to believe that it is Sept 2nd already. Only one short month and we will have closed this place up and be on our way south..  First stop will be Lincoln, Nebraska where we will see our Granddaughter, Shala, and the new twins, Cora and Alice. I assure you, you will get to see a picture of me holding my Twin Great Granddaughters… I can hardly wait.  You know how long it's been since I held a baby? Ages, let me tell you ages!!

We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our good friends Greg and Bonnie. They should be here around mid week.  We're also expecting our good friends, Paul and Nancy, from North Ranch in a couple of weeks.  We are really looking forward to having them all visit us up here in our "little piece of Heaven in the Hills". 

It was a GREAT WEEK!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and come on back next time. We appreciate having ya!!

God Bless and Travel Safe!

Mike

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4 comments:

Paul and Marsha Weaver...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

Great photos of the "blue moon." It was a glorious sight to see.

I just love that camera. I told Paul when we left your place in North Ranch...I want a camera like Mike's. I think it is so cool to see those critters at night. I do agree though that the one photo with no animals is just so lovely and peaceful.

Enjoy a blessed week!

Al Bossence said...

We got so many darn trees here we never got to see the blue moon until it was high in the sky. Looking forward to seeing a star filled Arizona sky again this winter. Did I remember you saying one time that you got that night camera at Walmart??

Jerry and Suzy said...

A few years ago while we were still working, we threw a Blue Moon Party at our home. The backyard was decorated with a blue moon theme, all the tableware was blue. We had our telescope set up so people could look at the moon. We even asked all the guests to dress in blue. What a fun event it was!

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