I Do Love a Full Moon

But I feel deflated, or depleted, when I can’t see it.

Captured March 1 @ 5:08 am (98% illumination)

Although technically the Full Moon was on February 27, to the eye, the Moon can look full for a few nights in succession and, for me, that’s just wonderful.

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I received a message from our Shelley last night (she’s daughter No 2) telling me how big and lovely the Moon looked. She lives in Melbourne and, unlike here on the Sunshine Coast, she was blessed with clear skies and an unimpeded view of a Moon she described as being the colour of pale custard with a glow that was seriously divine

She also said she kept tripping while she was walking because she kept turning around to look at it. 🥰 I know how she felt. To be unable to take your eyes off the Moon is an affliction I’ve been plagued with for quite some time now. (But you’ll never hear me complain about it.)

I get a sense I can barely describe when gazing upon the Moon at any point in its cycle. That feeling is almost overwhelming when the Moon is full. As I said earlier, I do feel deflated, or depleted, when I can’t see the Moon, and especially so when cloud cover prevents me from seeing it when it’s at its fullest.

We’ve had cloudy skies for weeks now with no view of the Moon at all. Most nights I’ve been grabbing my camera and stepping outside only to quickly return, dejected, and put my camera away.

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Needless to say, I was delighted to get out of bed early this morning and discover a break in the clouds. I had had to step outside three times before I caught that break and hence, at the time, I also caught a glimpse of the Moon.

Though there were still a few clouds impeding my view.

And some of those clouds looked a little ominous, but gave me a giggle no less.

Although it wasn’t long before the clouds had completely covered the sky once again, I was delighted to have spent a little time this morning doing what I like best.

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February’s Full Moon is traditionally known as the Snow Moon in the northern hemisphere as it typically symbolises the beginning of spring.

There’s no snow here (Hello Captain Obvious), but today heralds our first day of Autumn (Fall) and, personally, I’m looking forward to some cooler weather.

Author: Clare

Ever-expanding one star at a time, my cosmos is a galaxy of thoughts and creativity where you can find poetry, short stories, photography and so much more.

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