Full Moon Intrigue

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Jackson and me last night reading Kitten's First Full Moon. If you click on the photo to enlarge it, you'll understand the moon's intrigue.

Last night Jackson, Grandpa Bill (my husband) and I went outside to experience the full moon. That prompted Jackson and me to read Caldecott Medal-winner Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes*. After reading, it was late, late, late for Jackson to go to bed.

Even from his bed, nothing gets past Jackson. He came out of the bedroom to realize I was getting my camera ready to photograph the moon. He asked if he could get the “tall thing” (tripod).

So, at about 11:00 PM, all three of us in our jammies went outside into the humid summer night for our photo session. Just the three of us and the moon, stars and lightning bugs. We set the tripod/camera height at about 24″. I sat cross-legged right up to it with Jackson sitting in the bowl of my lap so he, too, could see the camera’s moon-images. I know these photos aren’t the most memorable ever, but those moments from last night are.

One of last night's first photos.

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Right before the wind picked up, suggesting we go indoors.

*Click here to hear Kevin Henkes pronounce his name.

(Click here to go to Louise Shimon’s blog’s home page. Soon to be posted is a series of interview segments regarding Rolfe, Iowa, in the ’40s and ’50s.)

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2 Responses to “Full Moon Intrigue”

  1. Peg Moore Says:

    Priceless! For all three of you. And maybe even for the moon. 🙂

  2. Marsha Swanson Says:

    I truly enjoyed this post and the related “warm fuzzies” it brought to me inside! What a very special moment in time for you all! Thanks for sharing! The full moon at Okoboji was covered in storm clouds and we were called to seek shelter by the tornado sirens about 9:30. Torrential rain and strong winds followed which cancelled the full moon party at the Barefoot Bar as well as other events.

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