Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Quite some time ago we had the theme of shadows and I posted a picture of our church-cat--Shadow. Here he is again not letting the secretary work.

I've spent quite a bit of time at the church the last couple of weeks as we were gearing up for the start of our Religious Education program. We have 460 kids enrolled in classes, and keeping track of the kids, the parents*, the volunteers**, the supplies***, the curriculum materials**** the classrooms*****, and not forgetting Who it's all about *can be overwhelming. It will settle down next week when everyone has found themselves in the right class, the right day, the right routine.
           * Parent information and orientation meetings--five sessions
           ** Three are going on a pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi next week.
                One moved back to Mexico without my realizing it.
           ***Did you ever try to get 200 pencils sharpened at once?
           **** The bilingual Kindergarten materials came all in Spanish.
           *****Still one more room to shampoo after this week's classes are over.
           *Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

Errrrr. Hmmmmm. I didn't get out with my camera looking for shadows this week.

I did come home last night and found this:

Which is not a shadow, though I suppose that the reason we can see the craters is because of their shadows.

It reminded me, though, that if I looked back in my files a few months--now when was that? a quick Google search found me the dates of eclipses this year and led me to my April files where I found these:

Which I pieced together for this:

Let me make two observations. The full moon image at the top was taken with my new camera, which has a 50X optical zoom lens. The old Camera took the eclipse pictures--I thought at one time that 20X optical was amazing. Can't wait for the next eclipse to see if I can get even better images. It had better be clear on October 8 (lunar) and 23 (solar).

The pattern of the craters has rotated about 45º since April.

What shadows have my headbanger colleagues found? Their links are on my sidebar.

I have another shadow picture that I will post later this week if I remember to get it off my phone. It would not have worked for a header, as the proportions are wrong, but it, well, just wait and see what you think.


imac said...

The brightest Moon for a while and you captured for shadows, neat work my friend, love it

Lew said...

Eclipse is perfect for the theme! And cats always seem to want attention when you have something to do.

Craver Vii said...

I think your shadow idea of the moon is great!

200 pencils? I wouldn't mind taking a picture of that.

Oh, and a 50x optical zoom? Do you need a special license to wield that kind of power? ;-)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Very cool Kathy, you chose a great shadow.