Simultaneous sunset/moonrise.

I cry very easily.  It can be a movie, a phone conversation, a sunset — tears are words waiting to be written.         ~ Paulo Coelho

I walked the neighborhood this morning but the cool temperature called me out again this evening.  Here are photos of wonders and fun things I saw.

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands… ~ Mahatma Gandhi

I rounded the corner after snapping a picture of the sunset.  Imagine my delight at seeing this view of the moonrise through a neighbor’s tree.

I had just photographed the moon and continued my walk when I heard a woman’s voice calling out, evidently to me, “Miss, Miss.”  She hurried up to me as I turned to her voice.  She was a short, elderly woman, and was apparently concerned that I might have taken a picture of what looked like a dead tree in her yard.  I wonder who she thought I was and why I would do that.  I introduced myself and explained that I was shooting the moon.  She told me her tree was not dead, that it was coming back.  I still don’t know her name but I’m happy for her tree.

At least one neighbor is ready for Halloween.  I can’t help thinking that the ghastly hands would make a greater impact if they didn’t put them out so far in advance.  Than again, I guess they don’t want to scare the bejeebies out of the little ones.

I will probably get stoned, or yelled at, or something horrible, for saying this, but I never have understood the football craze.  I love sports.  I just don’t particularly care for football.  It seems barbaric to me.  I think that statement puts me in a fairly small minority.  We have a very diverse neighborhood.  Many of my neighbors come from other parts of the US or from other countries.  I don’t imagine all of them pull for the local team, the Carolina Panthers, but one neighbor does .  This is the official Panther logo.

Home again.  I am always surprised at how rapidly the sun drops below the horizon, casting a sort of purple over the landscape.  It’s a quiet time, a gentle time, a gift.

There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free.  Don’t miss so many of them.    ~ Jo Walton

Sunrise, Sunset — Piano         Beautiful slide show.