Monday, March 21, 2011

Supermoons And Ducks

This past weekend the full moon was closer to the Earth than it had been in 18 years.  It lit up the whole property like dawn.  It was truly amazing to see the moon rising through the trees.  Even more amazing how the camera was able to pick up the landscape hours after sunset.

 I wandered out to take pictures of the event.  The moon was bright enough to illuminate the whole yard.  As I sat in the lawn, snapping away with my camera, I heard the unmistakable "slap, slap, slap" of webbed feet.  The ducks had come to see what I was up to.

The chickens go to the coop at night and go to bed.  Not the ducks.  They're party animals, wandering the yard doing very important ducky things.  I always give them a handful of grain when I go out to the barn for the last night time check of the horses.  It was after night check when I went out to take pictures, but the ducks must have thought they hit the jackpot.  Surely I was out there to bring them another snack!

Eventually, they realized that I wasn't going to the barn to get them a snack and wandered off into the night to do whatever ducky things they do.

I snapped one more shot of the moon illuminating the night sky, then went back to the house. 


  1. Great moon pictures. We have read about it, but missed it with our big storm, so I am glad to see it on your blog.

  2. Love the moon "looking" true the trees!!!

    thanks for sharing

  3. I too liked you moon shots. Ducks too. They almost had a haunting look.

  4. HAHAHA. you're awesome. and great pictures!


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