The weather has just been reminding us, hey, it IS winter! A bit of a chill in the air, and plenty of the white stuff. Another opportunity for some arty black and white stuff, and some still life!
So this past weekend was a full moon, not just any ordinary full moon though. A ‘Super’ moon, so called because it is at it’s closest to the Earth, and appears bigger, especially at moon rise. And then, the Native American’s called the January full moon ‘Wolf’ moon. And the blood? Well, a total lunar eclipse – when the moon is fully in the shadow of the Earth – usually results in a red-hued moon during totality. Hence the ‘blood’.
Enjoy the Super Wolf Blood moon here, find the science elsewhere… 🙂
Autumn is hands-down may favourite time of the year. I was reminded of this earlier today, thanks to a mid-afternoon bike ride through Roundhay Park and Gledhow Valley Park. The afternoon sun shone, and the leaves were a riot of colour. I wished I had my camera – well, the REAL camera, not the puny little thing that comes with my phone!
Then I remembered this picture, taken with my phone: a riot of colour, but of different kind. That’s me told!
Birds, Sheaf Street, Leeds
Sadly, I missed this year’s event, but never fear. Here is some colour and emotion from the 50th anniversary event in 2017. Enjoy!