Sunday, August 15, 2021 —(In 7 days, August’s full “Sturgeon” moon will rise nearest to earth.)

I’m waiting for that full moon!

It’s to be another smoky and hot day, about 100-degrees. The caption photo is of yesterday’s late afternoon sun. The photo makes it seem less a fiery ball than it is in real time. Yet, its heat is made apparent by the surrounding oranges and reds, they’re also streaking through the sky.

From a little later here’s another capture of that magnificent ball and my final sighting of its descent. It became lost in environmental smoke nearer the horizon. Its only parts still visible were the red streaks among clouds.

We’re a week away from the August full moon. It rose in yesterday’s early evening in a half-visible mode.

Several hours later, my camera captured it again. A viewing eye imagines its shadowed side.

A wonderful line of script in the Netflix series, “Mr. Sunshine”, has a protagonist saying, “I love things that are considered useless, the stars, the moon, the sky, wind, and flowers….”

I completely agree.

Dear Friends: Look at this moon wanting to reveal all of itself, and reflecting that sun ball. Diana

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