I've always loved the full moon, many will tell you that it brings out all the crazies and I know I fit into that category, but soon after I started blogging I met my blogging friend Julie of Being Ruby. Now let me tell you, that Julie loves full moons more than anyone I know and the way she artistically captures them will just take your breath away. I suppose, for me, Julie is a Lunarian. What do you mean you don't know what a Lunarian is! Why, a Lunarian is an inhabitant of the moon — at least in science fiction. She may not actually live on the moon, but the spirit of the moon lives in her and if you've ever read her full moon posts, you know what I mean.
Last month Julie decided that she would put up a link tool so that those of us who have been inspired by her to wander outside each month, with camera in hand, could fly to the moon with her. I would be one of those so inspired.
Another was my friend Becky of Abbey Style, who in this month's full moon post taught me this:
"April's moon was (and still is) known as the Pink Moon~~
for the herb pink moss or wild ground phlox,
the earliest widespread flower of spring."
The official moment that the moon turned full was at 10:44 p.m. EDT, so that's when you could find me outside, setting up the tripod and being eaten alive by mosquitos.
I spotted the moon over the roof, peeking through the trees…
Not a great photo, especially with the glare of the security light out front.
So, when I woke up around 4:00 am, I again braved those nasty mosquitos and headed outside once again. I hope none of my neighbors saw me out there in my pajamas, cursing at the bugs and trying to get a decent shot. They would have called me Full Moon Crazy for sure.
When I opened my shots in iPhoto, I thought, "These are awful, I'm not posting these."
Then I went to Becky's post and read about the April moon being known as the Pink Moon. I quickly went back to my photo library and looked again. Yep, I was right, there is a pink little glow around that 4am shot. Not in all of them, so don't think I'm trying to tell you that the moon was actually pink, but one of the settings I used produced this shot and I knew I had to post and share it with my Luna friends.
Here it is, not a great shot, but it is…
April's Pink Moon!
In honor of my Pink Moon and with Mother's Day coming up soon,
I decided to offer all of you 15% off in my new Etsy Shop.
The coupon code at checkout is PINKMOON15.
(Feel Free to Tweet or Facebook to your friends using the buttons below! Thanks)
Stop by Julie's for links to more Full Moon posts.
Thanks Julie, this was such fun!
If you missed the invitation to my World Oceans Day Beach Party, you can read all about by clicking here or on the button at the top of my sidebar.
Today's Ocean Fact: There is really only one ocean—the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern and Arctic are interconnected, forming one vast world ocean. –National Geographic The Ocean