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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Good Moon Rising

I appreciate all of your support in letting me engage in my own little 'pity fest.'  Sometimes we just need to do that.  After taking it easy for the rest of the day, I'm feeling much better and have just about all of my energy back.  It's no wonder, though, as Richard and I got up past 1:30 AM  to view the lunar eclipse.  It was very exciting, about 18°, and the stars amazed the two of us.

This is what it looked like when we first got outside.
A short time later...
And then at about 99% completed...
And then we went back to bed.

14 comments:

Purple Flowers said...

Very beautiful - just amazing when you really think about what took place.

Deb said...

Love it! I tried, but failed! So glad you got these shots. Absolutely terrific!

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Glad to know you are feeling better. I wanted to stay up to watch the eclipse, but fell asleep around midnight. Thanks for the pictures.

George said...

We woke up after the eclipse had started. I managed to get some pictures, but nothing as good as yours. I'll post any good ones I got after we get back home.

Lena said...

what awesome pictures!! I am so impressed that you got up to watch it. I didn't even try. So lazy am I!

Mike said...

I stayed up and saw nothing but clouds.

jane said...

wow! these shots are awesome! glad you are feeling better. happy holidays dear kathy.

Amy said...

These are some great photos of the lunar eclipse! It was pretty amazing. We were able to see it about 3:15 a.m. here and I thought it was worth getting up for!
Events like this help me put things in perspective.

I forgot to tell you that I love your blog Christmas Tree!
~ Amy

Kimberly said...

WOW! Great shots! Glad you are feeling better.

Tracy said...

I woke up long enough to get my son out of bed, go outside, gaze at the shadows crossing in its path and say 'ummm, okay!'
Then we went to bed!
loved the photos :)

Cheryl said...

I didn't hear about the eclipse till it was over. Great pics! A good thing to do.

S and O said...

I saw the eclipse too! It was raining, but I grabbed my umbrella and went outside any way. It was really beautiful :D
Xoxo
Sarah

Gilly said...

Didn't see the eclispe, our sickly dog had gone missing in the pitch black garden and I was searching for him!!

But your photos are as good as the real thing!

vanillabeanbaker said...

I hope you are feeling more like yourself and new ready for the holidays.

Just want to wish you and your family and wonderful, happy and safe Christmas and may nothing but goods things come your way in 2011.

Merry Christmas Kathy!