May 6 and 7.
We had been having perfect, clear blue, sky days and evenings. On this evening, that the moon was to be 98% full, dark clouds hid the horizon. It was nearly an hour after the moon rise time of 4.12pm, that it finally appeared.
I spent the time playing with my camera settings, to snap various items of interest in my view. A clear image of the caterpillars devouring my lovely pink Pentas bush, was difficult to achieve, with my point and shoot Sony DSC-HX90V.
The weather, radar 'golf' ball, 5km from our home.
An ant trying to reach the clouds. Well so I thought. It was just a tiny scrap of grass.
Bouganvillea in the neighbour's yard.
A metal sculpture made of railway tools, created by my brother.
Potential beautiful butterflies.
Really looking for the moon!
An hour late! Can you spot it, plus the 'Old Man of the Moon' taking a rest?
It flitted in and out of the clouds.
It had been another lovely clear day, until late afternoon. The moon was due to appear at 5.13pm, but again the horizon was filled with clouds. On this afternoon, as golfing had ceased, I was able to walk the short distance to the ponds. My spirits soared as the sky was filled with ever changing sunset colours. A wondrous, magical hour was spent turning from east to west and back again!
It didn't matter then, that the moon only briefly shared its light.
Friday 8 May.
Moonset was at 6.50 am. At 6 am, my friend Mary and I set off on our daily walk. Our pace quickened, when we realised that the moon was sinking rapidly behind the local hill, 40 minutes early. We just managed to reach this open view, to snap these few images, before it sank below the horizon.
Our walk continued west, but we looked east often, to catch the sunrise.
Our destination on this day, was to top of Brosnahan Court. A very steep climb, offering 180 degree views.
Halfway up, the sun's rays brightened the skyline.
At the top, one Granny posed for her Grandson in Canada.
Not puffed at all?
Retracing our steps.
Saturday 9 May
Friday evening the moon didn't show its face at all. Saturday morning saw Laurel and I walking early and we enjoyed watching it play games, as it dropped towards the horizon.
Goodbye 'Flower Moon'. You have been quite spectacular when I have been able to find you.
Corona restrictions are easing here in Australia. There have been 7 019 cases.
6 337 have recovered with 98 deaths and 37 new cases in the past 24 hours.. We can now travel up to 150 km for day trips and recreational purposes. Five visitors to households. Ten in gatherings outside. Pools, parks, libraries, retail shops, restaurants can open but must meet social distancing and the maximum of ten.
We are warned that there will be a 2nd and 3rd wave of corona, especially if we don't observe social distancing and strict cleanliness guidelines. 'Stay at home if you are sick!'
For my husband and I, our daily life will change little at this point. Maybe I will manage to complete all my projects and find more time to enjoy the blogs of my many friends around the world. I can't believe how many days pass without me reading them.
Hardest for me is not being able to visit my Grandchildren in Canada. Last night's news suggested that it could be 2023 before international flights return to normal.
Take care and stay healthy.
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