Don't you just love that song? I do, and there is something so beautiful and magical about watching the moon rise in the sky.
A couple of years ago, my husband and I were at World's End state park in Sullivan country PA. It was night time and we were at the highest outlook watching falling stars. It is desolate there - no light from cities and you couldn't see beyond the headlights of the car on the way up. Perfect silence and complete darkness and a high elevation made for a celestial show like like I had never seen before. There was the occational crackle of fallen leaves as an animal moved through the woods as well as hooting from an owl.
Yesterday I was looking up song lyrics and poetry about the moon, and suffice to say there was plenty. Clearly, the moon brings out creativity, romance, and imagination.
18 year old Mary Shelley wrote the gothic novel Frankenstein during a "waking dream" in which she was inspired by the moon shining in her window in June of 1816. Many discounted her moon inspiration (thinking it was made up as a way to sensationalize the story), but scientists have now calculated that the moon was indeed shining in her window that night.
I tried a something new when making this cookie. I used black disco dust applied with a paint brush to create the shadowing effect. The flood icing was pretty dry when I did this, so it gave a very light and controled touch. Loving it.
I highly recommend talks with the man in the moon because he is very good listener.
Ispiration. Isn't it a great thing?
I have just discovered (by way of Lynn at Happier than a Pig in Mud blog) that photos can actually be edited online. Yes, I am cringing that everyone on the planet knew this and that I am a very slow learner in all things technology related. I am ashamed. Anyway, now that I have been turned loose on Picnik, I am having outrageous amounts of fun playing with photos. Talk about inspiration - this has opened up a whole new world for me - the ability to not only improve my photos, but also to impart mood and atmosphere.
And I would NEVER use my newfound toy in an immature way.
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