While prepping dinner, I glanced out the kitchen window to see a big orange full moon floating off to the east, obscured by winter-bare branches. This was the first clear night we’ve had in ages. Dinner could wait. Grabbed a couple of cameras and the truck keys (after having to run back inside to grab the memory cards that were still in the readers and briefly consider bringing a monopod) and flew west along the ridge to a higher, more tree-free vantage point. Dinner was a few minutes late, but after savoring a sight like that, there were no complaints.
Winter is beautiful in its many combinations of water and cold.
October’s full moon is well ahead of Halloween, rising on Oct. 22.
Moonrise over the Ouachita Mountains.
Nature put on her own show this Jan. 1.