Radiation Treatments Week 2, Lots of Moon Photos, at the Playground, A Few Pretty Flowers and the Day the World Didn’t End
Hey! Welcome back, thanks for stopping by again. I love visitors. It’s been a cloudy rainy week around these parts but we got a few good hours every day to take a walk or take some photos
Sunday afternoon after a lousy dinner at Don Pablo’s and a stop at Barnes & Noble I stopped to take a photo of the beautiful somewhat cloudy sky.
I knew that cloudy wet weather was forecast for the coming week so I spent some time Sunday evening taking photos of the almost full moon using my tripod. I was also talking to a neighbor at the same time but got a few photos that I liked.
Almost Full Moon, May 15, 2011
I love that I finally seem to have gotten the blue color of the sky to come out in this photo.
When I finally hit the lottery (though I suppose that means actually playing) I’m going to buy a much bigger, much better telephoto lens to get better moon photos.
I’m extremely happy with this shot.
Another cloudy shot that I like.
I love and hate this shot. I love the way the clouds came out but hate that the moon looks weird. I wish I could combine photo #1’s moon with this shot of the clouds. Practice makes perfect. I’ll get it right eventually.
One last clear moon photo for the night.
After finishing up my moon photos we went grocery shopping and settled in for the night. I took my daily photo and posted my daily blog before heading off to bed.
On Monday I took a walk through the playground across the street from my childhood home. I’m working on a playground-themed project and I only got to one playground this week so I’ll share that when I actually get to finish it, which could be any time between now and never. *laughs*
A Walk in the Playground
When I got home Monday night I thought that the overcast skies would prevent me from getting any more moon photos. I lucked up and she revealed herself for a brief moment.
I tried to write my daily post but was distracted by the hot mess that was the first episode of the new season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
I took a walk with mom on Tuesday. One of her neighbors has a beautiful vine of roses covering their garage.
I ended the evening asking folks to tell me their most boring daily life stories. I suppose my readers lead exciting lives as no one replied. *not sure if I want to laugh or pout here*
Wednesday, day 138 of 365 Days of Carol Anne brought about radiation treatment number 6 of 30 leaving 24 remaining.
The moon was no longer truly full (96%) on Wednesday night but it was still beautiful and bright in the sky so I tried for a few more moon photos for this month.
A Little Less Than Full Moon May 18, 2011
Thursday and Friday brought treatments 7 and 8.
On Saturday the world didn’t end.
On our way home Friday I saw a beautiful rainbow after that afternoon’s rainstorm. I remembered from my grade school religion that God gave us rainbows as a symbol of his promise to never destroy the earth with floods again. I took this as a good sign that Saturday was indeed not the end of the world. Saturday dawned bright and beautiful, a new day full of promise.
Tweet Jeebus tweeted …
I have returned … in the form of the poor, the stranger, the sick, and the suffering. How you react is your Final Judgement. Good luck.
I thought this was quite profound.
I really am so blown away by this photo. I didn’t know the bird was there until I downloaded it to my laptop. If this doesn’t mean that God means for us to go on living and basking in his beauty, grace and glory I don’t know what does.
The sun set and another day came to a close. The hubs got new glasses and we all live on to fight another day. It’s up to us to make sure we’re worthy of each day. I read a few cancer blogs, as well as my regular roster of blogs, quite a few folks lost their fights with cancer during this last month. It’s up to the rest of us to be worthy of standing in Lens Crafters’ parking lot taking photos of the sunset on the day our worlds didn’t end.
Thanks for reading.
~ Carol Anne