Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year

Current work: French duo book 2 (deadline approaching, arrgh)
Listening to: am the only one awake right now, so nothing
Reading: CJ Sansom, Revelation (enjoying so far)And so begins the new year (and new decade, in my view – even though I know it’s debateable, when I hit 20 I believed myself to be in my twenties, not still in my teens, so I’m going with the man on the Clapham omnibus for this one).

Woke up ridiculously early this morning (scary and realistic dream involving burglars, so I woke up and had to check the dog was OK) to discover (a) snow had fallen overnight and (b) the moon had this HUGE ring around it, as well as being extremely bright. Spent a while fiddling with camera (and getting very cold) and I could NOT work out how to get the ring to show up. (Especially given that son has pinched my mini-tripod so it had to be a hand-held shot.) This is the best I could come up with, though it doesn’t show the fact that the radius of the halo was about three times the size of the moon and was this incredible amber colour, fringed with ruby.

Anyway. Here’s hoping the new year shines as brightly on you. Happy new year.

11 comments:

Sharon said...

Last night was a Blue Moon, Kate - the second full moon in a calender month. It's rare ("once in a blue moon") and especially so when it falls on new year's eve. Somehow, it makes the beginning of the new decade especially significant.

Happy new year!

Jan Jones said...

Happy New Year, Kate. I couldn't believe the size of the moon last night either. Fortunately we only have frost here, not snow.

liz fenwick said...

We had a partial eclipse here along with the 'blue moon'

Happy New Year and wishing all the best.
lx

Carol Townend said...

Happy New Year!
Interesting about that moon...

carolwarham said...

Best wishes for 2010 to you and your family.

Caroline Storer said...

I feel like singing "Blue Moon..." Love that song! Take care. Caroline x

Liz Fielding said...

Happy New Year, Kate!

And hugs on the horrid dream.

Anne McAllister said...

Happy new year, Kate! We had a gorgeous 'blue moon' night here. Except it was really rather gold!

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

Every happiness in 2010 Kate. We were without moon due to the snow we got here in Ontario.
All the very best to you and yours.
Warmest regards,
Simone.

Kathy said...

Happy New Year!! Stop by and share your new year resolutions!!

Kathy :)

Olivia Ryan said...

Lovely photo, Kate - and a very happy New Year to you. I've got the song in my brain too, now! (Blue Moon). x