My husband and I will be on vacation for the next ten days. We're going to Florida to use the house we built a couple years ago for our retirement.
I'll be taking my laptop but don't know when I'll have internet.
Coincidentally, we ended up going to Florida to buy the house the year I was doing this Moon Journal. April vacation arrived before we had a chance to finish the month so we had to finish them during our break.
Looked and looked for the moon but couldn't find it at night even though the sky was clear.
The only time I saw it the whole week we were there.
Then I just kind of let it fizzle out and added these two pages to complete the journal. This is a poem by Shel Silverstein that I used to read to my kids when they were little.
These are poems I wrote about the moon so decided to include them. That glitter probably wasn't such a good idea because it makes it hard to read.
I don't know where I heard the term, "Sky blue pink" but it certainly applied to the sky this night.
Update: School gets done tomorrow for the summer! We'll be heading to camp right after I get out. It's a half day for kids and they leave at 10:45 but teachers have to stay for a full day until 2:30. Hopefully, we'll be heading out of town by 3:30. Can't wait!
It was April and in the 20's! Actually on April 3rd quite a few years ago I remember we had a big snow storm and we couldn't even get our car up our street. We ended up leaving it stuck on the side of the road. I remember this date because it was my parents' anniversary.
In this one I tried to get the idea of the halo around the moon. I used mulberry paper and wet it then tore it.
And it did snow the next night!
Naturally, there was no moon to be seen.
I think at this point was already thinking that the next time I taught the class I'd call it a night sky journal instead of moon journal!
I didn't but am still thinking that next year when I teach it again, I definitely will.
I remember right where I was when I saw the moon this night. I'd taken a walk all the way up 6th Avenue which is quite a hill. When I got up to the Russian Church, I turned around and gazed up at the sky and there it was inbetween the telephone wires.
Two years ago when I was teaching a Nature Journaling class, I had the great idea of having the kids keep a moon journal for a month. I did it along with them.
We waited for the new moon which occurred on March 29, 2006. I warned them that they wouldn't see the moon that first night.
We live in a valley town surrounded by mountains. My home is on the west side of town just one street away from Mt. Forist, which has basically a sheer rock face in the shape of an elephant. I knew the moon was behind it somewhere.
Kids on the east side of town, though, were able to see a sliver of moon. Lucky them!
I actually started another journal page on Sunday but didn't have time to finish it. Weekends are so darn short!
We did extend this one, though, by staying at camp on Sunday night and getting up at 4 am to head home. Luckily, I didn't have to drive so I was able to doze on the way back. (Although, my husband says I was snoring, but I don't believe him!)
Two days and one week left of school. The kids don't want to do anything and their teacher doesn't want to, either!
I should have a new picture to post on Saturday. Actually, I was thinking of taking my first Moon Journal to camp with me and posting the pages. More about that later...