Wednesday, 9 May 2012

The BIG Moon

This past weekend,Mom said we had a very big moon!
It is called a  perigee moon.
Mom says that it is closer to us and  very big, like my eyes!

Mom took some pictures.It was pretty cloudy and 
she had to wait  for breaks.Good thing she did as we have
 had foggy nights since, and rain is in the forecast.

The moon peeking out from the clouds.

Almost looks spooky!

Big and round.

Mom said the cloudy moon reminded her of a poem
by Alfred Noyes called "The Highwayman"

Especially the first stanza:
THE wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees, 
The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas, 
The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor, 
And the highwayman came riding— 
The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door. 


Cheysuli and gemini said...

What lovely photos. It's too bad you weren't there with the moon!

meowmeowmans said...

Wow, those are really wonderful photos! And the poem is so perfect to accompany them!

William said...

We had clouds about 15 minutes after moonrise, too, :-( so we appreciate your pictures and the poem!

Deb said...

Love the moon shots and most your eyes.

Sweet Purrfections said...

Who's looking at the moon when we have your beautiful eyes to look at?

Truffle and Brulee

Cat said...

Oh Tillie your eyes are so beautiful!!! We were outside this past weekend looking at the moon too, it was so bright and spectacular.

The Island Cats said...

What great photos! Our mom tried to take some pictures of the big moon too, but they didn't come out very good.

Sparkle said...

My stupid human totally forgot about the moon!


Mom had shaky hands and got weird blurry photos!!

The Florida Furkids and Lexi

Prancer Pie said...

It does look like your big, beautiful eyes! What a great poem, Mommy is goin to google it cuz it sounds interesting. xoxo

Chesney Cats said...

We love the big moon pictures!!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

How beautiful!

#1 is mightily ticked off at this end because we have not see at all for the past five days as it has been totally cloudy. Grrrr!

The Chans

michico*Adan said...

We saw the big moon here as well~!!!
We were watching the same moon!

catsynth said...

Beautiful pictures of the perigee moon! And we think Tillie is a great complement to the moon. Black cats with big bright eyes :)

Repositório said...

The moon are so beautiful, but I prefer your sweet eyes!

ABBY said...

Those were fabulous pictures. We were lucky to have a clear night, and it's a good thing we didn't wait as it was rainy the next night and cloudy the night after that!

Au and Target said...

Our survunts howled at it. They're a bit weird.

Love your poem!

Laura and Taffeta Rose said...

What fantastic photos! That is our favorite one of you, Tillie. My woman vaguely remembers that poem. Great imagery, purrfect for that moon. We saw the moon through the small octagonal window high up the wall; purrfectly framed.

Laura & Taffy