SkyWatch Friday: Blue Moon Over the Glade

Moon rise, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. August 31, 2012.

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them once or twice.)

This is my post for Skywatch Friday, a meme for sharing views of the sky from all over the world.  To see more, or to join and share your own photos of the sky, click HERE.

Did you see the full moon last Friday night?  It was the second full moon of the month, so it qualified as a blue moon.

I was beginning to think I would miss it, because the sky was very cloudy as the moon was coming up.

Full moon over Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. August 31, 2012.

But sometimes patience has its rewards.  As the moon got higher, the clouds started to disperse.

Full moon, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. August 31, 2012.

The breaks in the clouds kept getting larger, and I could see more and more of the moon.

Full moon, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. August 31, 2012.

I was finally able to get a fairly decent picture of the blue moon.  We won’t have another one until 2015.


This has been a very hectic time for us with upcoming weddings, Dad’s birthday, and work on the house.  Betsy and I need a break to recharge our batteries, so, as some of you have done, we’re taking a blogging break.  We will be away from blogging until October 1.  I hope all of you have a very happy and wonderful September.

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16 Responses to “SkyWatch Friday: Blue Moon Over the Glade”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    Oh, my! I had seen the one you posted before, but these are great! I love all the color in the clouds. Enjoy your break!

  2. Rajesh Says:

    Wonderful shots of moon in the clouds.

  3. MadSnapper Says:

    these are all incredible and will be waiting to see you on oct 1

  4. The Incredible Woodyt Says:

    The clouds really do make it look like a blue moon 🙂

  5. surroundedbyimbeciles Says:

    Great photos. As a native Tennessean, I’m ashamed to say that I’ve never been in the Fairfield Glade area.

  6. sylviakirk Says:

    Fantastic captures of the moon, George! I love how it moves through and past the clouds! Hope you and Betsy have a lovely weekend! Enjoy!

  7. Łucja-maria Says:

    Your photos are fantastic.
    I am delighted with them.

  8. Rose Says:

    I actually love the second and third shot best of all.

  9. dayphoto Says:

    COOL! Have a nice bloggy break!


  10. bertN Says:

    Have a nice break from blogging.

  11. ladyfi Says:

    Wow – dazzling and gorgeous shots. Enjoy your break!

  12. Judy Says:

    Incredible series, George!! Have a good holiday, and come back with lots of stuff to show us!!!

  13. ZielonaMila Says:

    Such images are fascinating, are giving much joy. I am greeting

  14. maryBeth Says:

    Excellent shots of the moon, George. I like them all. Ya done good!!! MB

  15. Sartenada Says:

    It was cloudy here, so I did not see Blue Moon. First time when I heard Elvis singing about Blue Moon, I had to find out what it is.

    I enjoyed Your photos. Thank You.

    Take Your break and recharge Your batteries.

  16. diane Says:

    Great shots, I missed it.

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