Saturday, August 28, 2010

August 28: Orange Moon

Although the moon has begun to wane, it is no less impressive when it rises, as I discovered last night on my drive back from dinner in Rockland. Tired, I was only thinking about getting home when I started up Powerhouse Hill on Route One in Glen Cove. For a few seconds you get a glimpse of the bay over Clam Cove, and there was the moon: huge, orange, slightly lopsided, still low, rising just above the water. I gasped and almost pulled over. But then I decided my one awestruck moment was enough and continued home with that image of the moon burned into my head.

A glimpse of the bay,
and--oh!--orange moon rising,
almost full, all mine.

Soundtrack: Erykah Badu, "Orange Moon"

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