Cold November Moon

Outside my window
on a brightly lit night …
See how gently the trees
hold this cold November moon
in their dark arms.
I stand far below
looking up from my small world
in shadows covered,
as  my wandering thoughts go
walking on the moon.    ~ms

*Photos taken with my Canon PowerShot SX40HS, at ISO 100.

About Mary Strong-Spaid

You can find me any time wandering around in my own mind gathering thoughts.
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68 Responses to Cold November Moon

  1. Mike says:

    Very nice pictures of the Moon.

  2. What great shots of the moon. The third one is my favorite. It is something very poetic. It looks great with the plants on the foreground.

    By the way, thank you so much for following.

  3. sethsnap says:

    Love your second shot.

    • Thanks Seth. I could see the full moon when I went to the front of my house. But the moon got captured by the trees in the back because my yard is on a downhill slant.
      While I was out there, I could hear things running through the woods. It was probably deer. But werewolf did cross my mind…. 😉

  4. Great shot. I’m starting to feel left out.

    • Thanks Gary. Don’t start to feel left out. You live in Washington (State), right? So, I would guess it is much colder there right now than it is here in Virginia.
      Considering that, it is probably better for you to be inside at night than left out. I was outside wandering around in the not-too-cold, and I caught the moon.
      And…I hope I didn’t catch a cold too.

  5. Anne Camille says:

    That 2nd photo is marvelous!

  6. Yesterday night ! i was amazed too with the moon ! it was very bright inside a clear sky ! i wish i had a still camera to capture the moon that moment !

  7. Thanks and not to worry. The full moon will come ’round again another time.

  8. Tincup says:

    beautiful words and photograph

  9. Jas Baku says:

    Love the leaves across the moon. Much clearer than mine. Gives it a real sense of atmosphere.

  10. Beautiful. I admired it too. On my forty minute walk from work !

  11. I really enjoyed my 30 minute walk home from work, when I lived in Hawaii.
    Here…in the cold November….I would not.
    I hope you live in warm weather OR have a very nice warm coat. 😉

  12. Catherine Johnson says:

    Beautiful pictures and poem 🙂

  13. Simple, beautiful, evocative – great post, and thanks for the visit and the like:-)

  14. Poetry and Musings says:

    “in shadows covered,”…I love this line!! beautiful poetry!!

  15. Thanks Kathleen! I enjoy reading through your poems also.

  16. pjb1943 says:

    Written in such manner that I felt that I was there looking at the same moon.
    Nice job.

  17. Horus says:

    If only
    I could also
    hold my moon
    in my arms !


  18. wow, how did you get such a large, well exposed, and crisp image of the moon?!

  19. How? Well….I wandered around outside for a long time and took many pictures.
    I was using a Canon PowerShot SX40HS. It’s a “bridge camera” that has a few more features than a standard ‘point and shoot,’ but it does not have as many features as an SLR camera.
    I believe there is a newer model out now, but I don’t know if newer means better.
    I love it. All the way to the moon and back.

  20. What evocative effects from both the shots and the words. And thank you for stopping by again.

  21. buckylb says:

    I love my Canon SX40HS!! Makes that moon shot so much easier … I actually bought mine during the full moon and was just stunned with the result! fun, fun, fun!!

  22. I agree. It is almost unbelievable that it can reach so far, but it can!

  23. You have a lovely and unique way of looking at the world – thanks for letting me be part of it!

  24. Thank you for your kind words, Luke!
    So very nice to meet you.
    But be forewarned.
    A unique way of looking at the world comes with a few problems.
    People who spend a lot of time wandering around in the “world of thought,” tend to forget exactly where they have been, lose track of where they are going, and often arrive at who knows where in the physical world.
    It’s very interesting, but rather unnerving. Many people call me “directionally challenged.”
    Thank goodness for the invention of GPS and cell phones! Now no matter how far I wander away in thought, it is easy to find the physical way back home with a push of a button. 😉

  25. Hi Nicole…Actually, I’m rather surprised I was able to get all the way to the moon and back too!

  26. Wandering thoughts going walking on the moon! I like that suggestion!
    I have a picture poem I created waiting to go up soon, about the wondering of the moon! There seems to be a wave of moon poems and pictures of the moon going up on blogs at the moment – must be something in the air!
    Suzy 😀

  27. On November 28, there was definitely a full moon in the air that caused people to look up at the sky and pull out their cameras….

  28. ajaytao2010 says:

    Mary Beautiful words

  29. weedimageoftheday says:


  30. judibrereton says:

    Thanks Mary for following my blog

  31. Love the second photo. Light reveals things hidden in darkness. Thank you for your encouraging “like” on my blog.

  32. Thank you!
    You’re right. Light filtered through the trees, revealing what darkness had hidden. Interesting images appeared.

  33. Hi Mary
    Thanks for visiting at soulsnet. Now I have followed you here. Love the line when your “wandering thoughts go walking on the moon”. We’ve all been there with you!

  34. Thanks Corinne.
    I’m sure the moon has been lovingly cratered over the years, by all of our wandering thoughts! 🙂

  35. fgassette says:


    Thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate the time you took to stop by. May your day be filled with joy and peace.

  36. PriConnects says:

    Unbelievable! Amazing pictures!!

  37. writeforward says:

    Beautiful pictures- I love the second one. Thanks for liking my blog post!

  38. Kavita Joshi says:

    Awesome pics. Thanks for liking my post.

  39. itchierfeet says:

    I really like the second image with the branches across the moon, very nice.

    • Thank you!
      I was wandering through the pine trees, looking up at the moon….and saw the branches gently reaching out. Lucky I didn’t walk right into a tree trunk. Not wise to walk and look up at the sky, at the same time.

  40. Iconic, crisp, beautiful.

    • Thanks Helen! I still want to buy your book about the chicken park, because I have a young grandson who lives on a farm and he loves animals. It’s his job to feed the chickens every day. Thanks for including the link to your website in your info.

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