We found ourselves still doing errands in New Hampshire in the early evening last night in a commercial area and not very scenic!
I walked out of a store and gasped for there was the most beautiful pale orange full moon rising.
I ran for the car and grabbed my camera and scurried around the parking lot trying to find a clear view without the wires...
Eventually I found a little opening...
It was so magical, it doesn't matter where you are when you have the chance to meet the full moon, even when surrounded by a sea of concrete, pavement and wires the experience is transforming and serene.
Sometimes there seems to be magic in the air! Just as the sun set today was one such time.
You may wonder what one colorful glove has to do with magic....
I'll try to explain... I almost missed taking a walk on the beach today. I haven't walked in a long time because of all of the snow and cold! It was late in the day and getting dark when we happened to be near the beach and on the spur of the moment I decided to take a quick walk and left D in the car reading! As I was approaching the stairs leading to the beach, I noticed something colorful poking out of the snow bank on the edge of the sidewalk. As it came into clearer focus it looked like a mitten and it reminded me of my colorful knitted gloves that my sister-in-law in Germany sent me years ago. One of those gloves has been sitting in the backseat of our car for quite some time and I had assumed I had brought the matching glove into the house weeks ago and kept forgetting to the bring the one in the car inside to join it. When I got close enough to reach the mitten, I at first thought it might be a child's but when I bent down and pulled it out of the snow I realized it was my glove! I hadn't really known that I had lost it and to see it there totally amazed me! I was ecstatic!
I wish it could tell me where it has been all this time. We've had so many snow storms and the plows have been moving tons of snow everywhere. To think that I almost didn't take that walk tonight and that we happened to park near those stairs and that just enough of the glove was showing to peak my curiosity...oh, it really did feel magical!
In the fading light, I happened to look down at the dark wet sand, and barely saw the outline of something round and then another... sand dollars together! I carefully picked them up and slid them in my pocket.
So clear was the sky with a delicate moon and way above moon shone the evening star!
I'm an artist/illustrator specializing in ink and watercolors and photography. My little studio in Maine is nestled in our garden by a babbling brook. Everyday I draw inspiration from the pets who have touched my life, our garden, birds and wildlife critters, quaint old houses, children, shells, scenes of the seaside and more.
Hope to share my art and observations with you and don't forget to take a moment to notice the precious little things around you.
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