Wednesday Vignette – Space oddities

This week has been big in terms of discoveries. Not only is there water on Mars, but we also had a Super-moon lunar eclipse! Having just gotten a telephoto lens, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to try it out. The results would probably have been better if I had had a tripod, but I didn’t. Instead, I piled up a number of flower pots, sat down on the side walk, and periodically shot a few photos of the transitioning moon. Nothing can make you feel smaller than watching the moves of the Universe, so here goes:

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About annamadeit

I was born and raised in Sweden, By now, I have lived almost as long in the United States. The path I’ve taken has been long and varied, and has given me a philosophical approach to life. I may joke that I’m a sybarite, but the truth is, I find joy and luxury in life’s simple things as well. My outlook on life has roots in a culture rich in history and tradition, and I care a great deal about environmental stewardship. Aesthetically, while drawn to the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia, I also have a deep appreciation for the raw, the weathered, and the worn - materials that tell a story. To me, contrast, counterpoint, and diversity are what makes life interesting and engaging. Color has always informed everything I do. I’m a functional tetrachromat, and a hopeless plantoholic. I was originally trained as an architect working mostly on interiors, but soon ventured outside - into garden design. It’s that contrast thing again… An interior adrift from its exterior, is like a yin without a yang. My firm conviction that everything is connected gets me in trouble time and time again. The world is a big place, and full of marvelous distractions, and offers plentiful opportunities for inquiry and exploration. I started writing to quell my constant queries, explore my discoveries, and nurture my curiosity. The Creative Flux was started in 2010, and became a catch-all for all kinds of intersecting interests. The start of Flutter & Hum at the end of 2013 marks my descent into plant nerd revelry. I occasionally contribute to other blogs, but those two are my main ones. For sure, topics are all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blogs!
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18 Responses to Wednesday Vignette – Space oddities

  1. linda says:

    Nice, Anna …I was too late in going out , just missed the red moon .

  2. Peter/Outlaw says:

    Nice shots of the eclipse. We watched too but I didn’t try to take pictures. My WV post can be found here: http://outlawgarden.blogspot.com/2015/09/wednesday-vignette_30.html

  3. Evan says:

    At least I got to watch it via your pictures. By the time the moon rose above the trees at my parents’ house, the eclipse was over. Here’s my contribution: http://practicalplantgeek.blogspot.com/2015/09/wednesday-vignette-cloudscape.html

  4. Kris P says:

    Beautiful photos, Anna. We didn’t have great eyeball views of the event here but my husband set up the telescope, which helped. Fantastic sight – and I’m glad I didn’t have to wait until 2032 to get a glimpse. Here’s my vignette this week: http://krispgarden.blogspot.com/2015/09/wednesday-vignette-spider-season.html

  5. You were more patient than we were. We walked to the nearby park and joined up with many neighbors waiting, and waiting. Finally when I saw the moon it was high enough that it had obviously been visible for awhile, so faint and dark. I’m not sure anyone else even noticed it. We went home then and by the time I made it back out to check the eclipse was almost over, still gorgeous though. My vignette has some of the similar colors: http://www.thedangergarden.com/2015/09/lost-in-leaf.html

  6. Alison says:

    We went out to get a look at the eclipse just as it was starting to show some brightness along the lower edge, as the shadow moved off. I’m glad we saw that much of it. You managed to get some pretty good shots, given you were stabilizing the camera on top of a pile of pots! Here’s my Wednesday Vignette post: http://bonneylassie.blogspot.com/2015/09/wednesday-vignette_30.html

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  8. mattb325 says:

    That is a great capture! You are right about feeling small in the scheme of things when you look at the heavens! Here is my contribution for this week: https://railwayparade.wordpress.com/2015/10/01/wednesday-vignette-mother-and-child/

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  10. Nice shots of the super moon. I can’t even remember what I was doing but I missed it. Here’s my contribution.https://gardeninacity.wordpress.com/2015/10/01/three-autumn-vignettes-from-the-back-garden/

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