Note: As I have previously shared with many of you, my trusty camera did not survive an unscheduled trip through the washing machine. However, until I budget for the replacement camera. I will continue to sort through some of my digital files to meet the weekly photo challenge.

Here is the link for a weekly photo challenge:

This week’s night time (varied spelling) has a certain appeal. The light factor is the major one for photographers, I suppose. However, there is another whole dimension of life and living on these darker hours of the 24.


Taking a photo at night offers a challenge, to be sure. One of my favourite items to capture with the camera happens to be the moon.

There are so many varied stories, one of the oldest being the lunar legends. Full moons, super moons, half- and quarter moons. each stage brings a new glow in the sky.

For me, there is some reassurance to seeing that light at night. Despite the turmoil of centuries below, the moon has a staying power it seems.

Gives me pause for thought to see this orb aglow in the sky.

Have a great September weekend, all!



Well, summer is back, with a vengeance! However, the main attraction this week is that amazing moon up in the sky, shining so brightly over all below.

2013 COSMOS!
2013 COSMOS!

One poetry prompt site, IGWRT, has even selected the blue moon for its focus with the stipulation that the “blue moon” term, itself, not be used in the poem. This is where the prompt led me!


It haunts me,

sitting up there

like a dish of blanc mange

my mother’s favourite dessert.

Vanilla flavoured delight

so savoured by my seven siblings

to me it remained

a dishful of untempting molten mess—

no Eton for me!

Each weekly dinner

I only gazed at the creamy pudding,

carefully selecting each of the ten red berries

resting atop this serving—

a little orb planted for each family member—

a treat so sweet!

© 2013  Patricia A. McGoldrick

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