Tuesday night, I happened to glance outside and see the beautiful full moon. I thought two things: One, this is why my students have been crazy and two, I wish I had a zoom lens. Oh, and three, I hate mosquitoes.
The next morning, I awoke ten minutes before the alarm (5:20. So early. Stupid work.). I awoke with a start because it was SO BRIGHT that I thought for sure I'd overslept.
Instead, the moon was so bright that it was shining through the blinds and washing moonshadows across my face. I thought about taking a picture of my pillow bathed in moonlight, but then I thought that that'd wake Shane up and he'd stab me. So instead, I tossed on a sports bra, sweatpants, and stumbled outside on the deck, where I proceeded to take a series of comical pictures. Comical why? For one, the aforementioned jerk mosquitoes proceeded to feast on every inch of bare skin. Apparently they're hungry at 5:30 in the morning. Two, I didn't have my contacts in yet was attempting to take shots on manual focus, which meant that I couldn't really tell whether or not they were focused because, alas, everything was one big giant blur to me. And three, I was having to hold still because the shots were taking so long since it was practically the middle of the night, but it's really hard to hold still while you're being eaten alive by a swarm of hungry mosquitoes.
Thus, these photos are blurry, but I still hope you appreciate how bright and beautiful the moon is at 5:30 and that my showing you means that you didn't have to get out of bed and see for yourself.
BONUS: A picture of Saturn, which first came out looking like a squiggly dragon, because a mosquito decided to feast on my face. I like to call this one: If Saturn had dragons instead of rings.
This was the best I could get, but at least Saturn looks more like a planet and less like a dragon. I need a zoom lens AND a tripod, stat.
p.s. Twitter told me that was Saturn, lest you think I have some sort of astronomical knowledge. I'm just the crazy lady in my backyard wearing a sports bra at 5:30 in the AM.