Ah, full moon time again. Full moons with clouds. With another band of rainstorms moving into Southwestern Virginia, Thursday night’s full moon may be our only chance for good full moon shots this month.

I’m not sure why the moon fascinates me so much. Each month she offers more variety in photographic opportunities. She always surprises.

We’ll be getting a blue moon in a couple of months. With luck, the skies will be clear with chances for the kind of brilliant views we have come to expect in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Is the moon tired? she looks so pale
Within her misty veil:
She scales the sky from east to west,
And takes no rest.

Before the coming of the night
The moon shows papery white;
Before the dawning of the day
She fades away.
From Sing-Song by Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)