Today’s Daily Post Prompt is ‘Sky.’ While considering a possible post on that subject, one of the first things I thought about was a program I listened to last week on National Public Radio concerning the night sky. The hosts shared that scientist now say the universe is so big that there are actually 13 galaxies out there for every human being on the face of the earth. Wow! I’d certainly like to visit at least one of mine. How about you?
This week’s WP Photo Challenge is a little confusing. The title focuses on the “half-light” periods of the day when we are between day and night, but then the actual challenge calls us to post a picture that is inspired by a particular poem, verse, song lyric, or story — and that picture does not have to be about half-light. But if we do not have a poem, verse, song lyric, or story that inspires a certain picture, then we can post photos of the world around us in “half-light.”
One of my favorite songs of all time is “I’ll Be Seeing You,” with lyrics by Irving Kahal. One of the best remembered lines is at the end of the song and says, “I’ll be looking at the moon, but I’ll be seeing you.” I’ve had that experience in my own lifetime — looking at the moon but focusing on the man I loved instead of that glowing orb in the sky. In honor of those lovely words, I decided I’d share a collection of my own pictures of the moon. I took two of my moon pics and played around with them in a couple of photo programs, just to see how much fun I could have. I had LOTS of fun. I hope you find them “fun” to look at as well. And below my pictures, you’ll find a video of the song to enjoy.
I couldn’t resist that full moon tonight, so for about an hour I played camera tag with the moon and the trees. I’ve generally not had much success with photos of the moon with my very old digital camera, but some of these weren’t too bad. The slide show shares the best 6 of the shots. It was interesting to see how everything changed as the sky grew darker and I captured the moon through different trees.