I took note of last night’s full moon earlier this week, and then it slipped my mind. I headed down to the beach to take a selfie for an upcoming post with igotout.org. My attempts were marginally successful because I forgot the tripod attachment for my phone at home. With so many itty bitty pieces, it’s almost inevitable that something gets left behind.
What could have been simple became a balancing act! I took dozens of photos of me holding up my camera and a piece of paper with #igotout on it. Between the breeze and balancing the phone over sand while I held the paper in one hand and my camera in the other, there were some comedic results! I don’t know about most people, but I have a hard time looking into the lens instead of myself on the screen. It was particularly challenging because of all the extra accoutrements. Thankfully one of the images is usable.
By the time I was done, the sun had set in the east. A passing stranger spotted my camera and asked, “Are you here for the full moon?” When I turned around to face west, there was a sliver of light between the clouds low in the sky. The moon was rising over the water. Hungry and needing a pee, I almost packed it in.
The sliver was orange. It was going to be one of those dazzling autumn moonrises.
My brain switched into creative mode. Dinner and the rest of it could wait.
The hues of the sky and water shifted from blue to purple to orange as the moon ascended in the sky