Thursday, August 22, 2013

Blue Moon

I am linking up with NF Winged   and  Skywatch Friday

Aug 22, 2013


It's time for Skywatch and my birds for NF Winged, I hope to see everyone sharing their skies and birds. On August 20 there was a rare full moon. The full moon this August is known as the Blue Moon or the Full Sturgeon Moon. It is the third of four full moon in a season, most seasons only have 3 full moons. My shot was actually the full moon setting on the morning of August 21.


I just love zooming in on the moon, it is so beautiful.


The shadow in the bottom right is part of our pine tree. The moon was starting to set behind the tree.



Skywatching from our deck...watching the contrail.


Another one of hubby's sunset shots at our lake.


And now for the NF Winged part of my post I am sharing one of my juvenile Cardinals, Turkeys and a couple butteflies.


One of the neighbors is raising turkeys..you can reserve one for Thanksgiving Day dinner.


A Fritillary Butterfly on our Buddleia butterfly bush.


A Tiger Swallowtail on our pretty butterfly bush.


  Happy Skywatching everyone!

Thanks for visiting my post and  blog and I always appreciate your comments.

To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and to see more of the winged critters check out NF Winged

Thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday! Thanks to Monica the host of NF Winged.   I wish everyone a safe and happy weekend.

60 comments:

  1. A full moon and some beautiful birds and butterflies - what a great mix of natural wonders.

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  2. Beautiful moon and such lovely soft skies, Eileen! And I do love the butterflies! Wonderful captures as always! Hope you have a great weekend!!

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  3. Maravilhosa lua e todas as demais fotos! beijos,chica

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  4. love the reflection shot and moon shots, too!

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  5. Hi Eileen--That's a great blue moon shot, and your Swallowtail is every bit as gorgeous!

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  6. Great moon views!
    I learned something here today...I did not know young Cardinals were light brown before their full red grew in! He/she is a very handsome bird!

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  7. I really love your moon photos! They are absolutely amazing! And I totally agree with you, the moon is so beautiful. Each full moon I have to stop and admire it. (As if I don't do it almost every day...)

    As someone mentioned before, this post with all the photos you shared it's such a great way to realize how beautiful nature is.

    Have a great weekend too. Regards from Barcelona.

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  8. I'm so jealous that you Buddleia has butterflies. Mine hasn'r had any (that I've seen) this year. I'm glad you at least have some!

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  9. What gorgeous skies! And that moon is spectacular! Love all the other photos as well!

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  10. Terrific moonshots, skies, birds and butterflies. Thanks Eileen and have a great weekend :)

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  11. Gorgeous moon shots, sky photos, and beautiful butterflies too!

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  12. Your photography always amazes me, Eileen. Love your sky and bird shots. Have a great wknd!
    Beth

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  13. Dearesst Eileen,
    Beautiful "Blue Moon", my friend♡♡♡
    When little, my mother told me looking up the moon and said "there is a rabit living there and pounding the pestle making rice cake". That's my sweet memory,p;)
    I trully enjoyed your other gorgeous pictures♬♬♬ Poor little cute turkeys(^^;)

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  14. What lovely moon shots ...I always think its a miracle to catch an early morning moon, especially a "blue" one!

    Your area is beautiful in late summer! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  15. Hi Eileen, What a very nice assortment of photographic subjects. I love the Cardinal. Gee, domestic Turkeys sure do look different from their wild brothers and sisters, don't they? Have a super good Friday tomorrow!

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  16. Your blue moon shots were spectacular!! WOW!! Loved them!! Nice sky shot too!

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  17. Wow wow and more WOW!

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  18. Wow - fabulous moon shot - and wild birds - and turkeys. Great shots!!

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  19. FANTASTIC pictures Eileen...moon shots are really good.

    Greetings, Joop

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  20. Hi! Nice captures. The moon photos are stunning beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Great seres of photos though I feel sorry for the turkeys

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  22. Great photos, Eileen.
    That of the moon are very very beautiful.
    Greetings Irma

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  23. Great moon shots, Eileen! Your husband's sunset is gorgeous! The little cardinal is cute!

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  24. lovely moon and skies and butterflies too

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  25. Jezioro cudownie wgląda o zachodzie słońca. Kardynały uwielbiam, a motyle są cudowne. Pozdrawiam.
    Lake wonderfully inspects at sunset. Cardinals love, and butterflies are wonderful. Yours.

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  26. Yes, wonderful pictures, exquisite moon!

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  27. Just fabulous moon shots Eillen. I need to look up why it's called Full Sturgeon Moon though. Can't be anything to do with caviar can it?
    Enjoy your weekend.

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  28. I found it Eileen - "Full Sturgeon Moon – August The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the Moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon."

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  29. Wow! So perfect moon!
    Loved the butterflies.

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  30. What a beautiful post Eileen! Every image is beautifully captured, totally love the Fritillary butterfly, would love to have those in my garden.

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  31. Stunning. I didn't take any new photos of it this week. But I drank in the glow on a peaceful night walk.

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  32. Love your moon shots. I took pics of the blue moon, as well. The moon, the stars, the birds... it's all so amazing!

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  33. Beautiful sky shots and I love the butterfly ones too!

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  34. Gorgeous butterflies...and that one skywatch view with the contrail off your deck is extraordinary.

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  35. Wonderful photos! Such a beautiful moon but also the sky and all the others! Great!

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  36. ...wunderschöne Bilder!
    Liebe Grüße,*Manja*

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  37. Wow Eileen!!!Amazing full moon shots!!!Great captures of the Cardinal and the butterflies!!!
    I like your hubby's picture!!!Nice reflection!!!Have a lonely weekend!!
    Dimi...

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  38. Wow, what a terrific shot of the moon. Wow.

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  39. I love those juvenile turkeys!!!! Adorable! Well as adorable as turkeys can get:) Beautiful pics:)

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  40. Awesome moon shots! A zoom lens is on my wish list :) I like the shot of the turkeys as well! Hope you have a nice weekend, Eileen!

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  41. Beautiful moon and skies! That young cardinal has an impressive crest.

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  42. Gorgeous moon images Eileen! I did get to see the Blue Moon but didn't get to photograph it.

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  43. Both parts of your post contain wonderful photos. I really like your photos of the blue moon, but the sunset photos are beautiful as well.

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  44. Thank you for these spectacular photos!

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  45. Beautiful Moon, Birds, and Butterfly!!

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  46. Your moon photos really blow me away, and the others are a great bonus. Have a great weekend.

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  47. I wonder do the birds admire the moon like us.

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  48. Wow. Eileen. You blow me away with these beautiful photos. Just so very special. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

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  49. Gorgeous moon photos . . . I am envious . . . Your photos are scrumptious!

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  50. I love that Tiger Swallowtail and the Fritillary, Eileen! You do photograph some stunning creatures. Thank you for visiting my blog. It's absolutely pouring here ... hope you have some better summer weather!

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  51. Eileen, your moon and sky shots are just gorgeous!

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  52. Wonderful images Eileen... the moon is amazing and your butterflies so beautiful. Perhaps you'll share with I Heart Macro this week?

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  53. Fantastic moon and butterfly shots!

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  54. What an amazing post! So much beauty. I love a full moon too!

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  55. wow, eileen!

    your photos are just AMAZING!!
    it's really hard to pick a favourite.
    you're a master photographer.

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  56. and those moon captures are just magnificent!

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  57. Hi Eileen..I missed visiting your beautiful inspirational blog! The moon shots are fabulous and the butterfly so lovely..enjoyed the birds too! hope you've had the best weekend-

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  58. A kindred spirit who loves to photograph the moon :)
    That juvenile cardinal is just too sweet!

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