Cops say “You can’t outrun Motorola.” I learned this evening in the ’60s that you can’t outrun the moon, either.
I don’t know exactly where I was when I spotted the full moon coming up over the horizon, but I knew I wanted to get the golden orb pulling itself out of the muck of the Mississippi River. I flogged all the horses under the hood of my ’59 Buick, but the moon kept getting higher and higher and smaller and smaller.
I shot this from Cape Rock. I hope I didn’t interrupt anybody or anything when I went skidding in squealing tires and throwing up a cloud of dust. I was disappointed enough with the result that I didn’t bother to print it.
I have a moon fixation
It surprised me when I did a quick search for moon stories in my two blogs. There’s a batch of them.
- Cinco de Mayo Super Moon
- Full moon over Palm Beach
- Full moon over Cape bridge
- Total lunar eclipse
- Moon over passing towboat
- Full Moon Drum Circle on Lake Worth Beach
- Full moon over Sandia Mountains
- Full moon bike rides and pythons
- Full moon and mosquitoes on Lake Okeechobee
- Lake Okeechobee full moon ride with a near buttectomy
- Another Full Moon Drum Circle video
- A frog dance on a full moon ride
- Rain drives Full Moon Drum Circle under cover
6 Replies to “Moon Over Mississippi River”
I think you have very effectively mooned us.
That’s a crack I will overlook.
This is one of my favorite moon photos I have taken in Cape Girardeau:
Congrats for capturing the bridge and the moon in a way I’ve never seen before.
I can not believe I went a whole day with moon shots without making a snide remark or at least something. I guess the meds are working.
BTW: I like both your shots of the river and moon, old and new.
There were some “moon shots” on Broadway in the 60’s that, thankfully, did not get photographed for posterity. I guess it would have been rather difficult to focus on that moving car with the “moon” in the window. 🙂