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Worm Moon over the Cascades

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 20 March 2019 in Landscape & Rural.

It was 7:26PM and getting dark..... really quick.
The Sunset was just starting to do its thing in the west (behind me). But Was dead set on getting a moonrise, so long as the clouds don't get too thick.....
The clouds were getting thick....But not really fast ....not just yet...

I was parked on a neighborhood hillside that offers some really nice eastward views of the west-facing Cascade Mountains.... if you know where to go....
I was waiting for the March Worm Moon to appear...."Quick, Moon,We don't have much time!!"

Looking back to the east, I saw this bright shiny object and, at first, I thought it was Mount Baker because Mount Baker is over that way and it kind of stands out behind but between the ranges we see here.... But it was not Mount Baker!...The shiny object kept getting Brighter and it continued to climb upward..... This was an important hint that it might be the moon....probably was the moon... Oh my Goodness! it WAS the moon!

This is the March "Worm" Moon! Native Americans call this month's moon "Worm" because worms start getting active in the month of March....

The sky behind me was getting very colorful, so I have one or two of those that I can post in the future ...Meantime, I hope you enjoy this view of the March "Worm" Moon!

PS - This image was made with my new Sony DSC RX10 M4.....It is an awesome camera but I am still crawling along trying to learn the thing....I am a slow learner and I usually forget what I learned within 12 hours of learning I just keep marching on....

Thanks for your kindness and patience ;-) <3

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
; Earth Wind and Fire