Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Moon

I was determined to get pictures of the blue moon, but it ended up being September 1st.
There was a breeze that even made my tripod move, so it was a challenge.
When the moon came up over the horizon it took my breath away.

I had just heard that Neil Armstrong had died.
He once walked on this very moon.
It was a time when dreams came true.
Americans had big dreams.
As we looked at that moon, no matter where we lived,
we came together in possibilities and wonder.

Can we learn to dream again?
Can we come together with hope once more?

My heart is heavy with what I see.
Is there no desire for greatness?
Can we still take small steps and giant leaps?
Please, please - let's work together and make this a better place.
Come and dream with me.


Joy said...

What better place to photograph a blue moon than over water? Your pictures are lovely - as usual. I agree we all need to work together and get things back on track, and dream again!

La Tea Dah said...

I'm noting that the younger generation is placing great hope on Mars. We need hope for Earth as well, but for them there is a connection. Probably like there was such a connection between the Moon and Earth for us. Yes, we need to dream together and work hard to accomplish and achieve those dreams.

Nice pictures!

Laurie said...

I love your pictures Marilyn. Coming up over the water is breathtaking.
I agree we need to all work together. Things are so different than they were in 1969. Is there still those with passion to greatness? What will be the next small step and giant leap that this country will see,in our lifetime?

Chris Graham said...

I love your pictures. I also like your perseverance in getting a shot of something so unique. That is a good thing.

relevanttealeaf said...

Beautiful photos, Marilyn, and definitely thoughts to ponder.

Jeanie said...

Blue moon passed me by (it found me on Facebook...) Lovely!

Angela McRae said...

Beautiful photos and thoughts, Marilyn!