There is a little place I go
A peaceful place that juts all so slightly, out into the bay
At the right time of the year
On the the night of a full moon
On a still cloudless night
When the water of the bay is smooth like the surface of a mirror
I can watch the moonrise
I can watch the sunset
Look to the east and the moon makes its ascent
At first pale in the twilight
She creeps higher and higher slowly asserting her power over the night sky
Its her night
Once a month she fills the sky
As she rises its as if she is pushing the big red globe of the sun below the horizon
The sun as if in anger fills the sky with orange red
As if unwilling to leave the sky stage for the moons solo performance
Casting a pinkish reflected glow in the moons direction
But the suns end is inevitable
Soon the moon dominates the sky
less pale, more bright
casting her silver beam across the water.
The vapour pale of a jet
A rare sight in the Melbourne lockdown
Like a knife slash across the sunset sky.
Its a warm evening
The first full moon of the spring equinox here in the southern hemisphere
I cycle around the peninsula
To catch the moon as she reaches her full glory
And there she is filling the sky with her soft silver light
Her glow sparkling on the water.
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Beautiful photos and a great story. Must be quite a place!
Just a little headland on the bay near where I live. Simple but beautiful.
Thank you yes it is
Lovely shots Mic! Hopefully you stayed away from the crowds down at the beach last night and today no doubt. Cheers Pauline
Hi Pauline, took these pics Thurs evening not many people around this part of Willi. Hope you and Swanny are both well and look fwd to catching up in a few weeks with any luck