12.26.2018 More fullish moon

Here’s a quick post of another view of the almost full Cold Moon from Sunday morning.  Different location, Mount Pollux, but same sky.  🙂

We’ve had one substantial snowfall this season. The only precipitation predicted is heavy rain for Friday and no snow before 1/1/19.  Two years ago I shot this tree during a snowfall on Christmas Day.  Not sure if I am disappointed about the lack of snow…or ice for that matter…but it will be disappointing next late Spring and Summer if the brooks dry up after a poor Spring melt.  We’ll see.


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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11 Responses to 12.26.2018 More fullish moon

  1. Just one substantial snowfall so far this season as the year comes to an end hardly seems like the New England of Currier and Ives, does it?

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  2. Gallivanta says:

    A fine sight even without snow.

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  3. shoreacres says:

    The pinkish glow over the landscape certainly helps to pull together earth and sky. Lucky you, to have such a clear sky and that fine moon as a subject.

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    • Although the sun was rising behind my position, the western sky was where the action happened. All the nice color was there.
      I took Bentley out at about 5:30 and saw how clear the sky was so got excited about the possibilities. I was lucky to be able to visit two locales with similar results.


  4. bluebrightly says:

    There’s still plenty of time for snow up in the mountains, m=no? I bet that tree was gorgeous with snow on it, but this is beautiful too.

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  5. This is indeed beautiful. I particularly like the hint of distant vistas. Me, I’m rejoicing over no snow, but I believe it is hard on plants that are evolved to shelter beneath a blanket of snow. I shake my head at the silly weather reporters who go on about big snow storms in the western mountains. Have they not heard how important that snow is?

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    • Yes, there are plants that need that insulating blanket of snow. One effect they miss is the protection from heaving out of the ground. Some need it for the root systems to not freeze.

      If we don’t start to build a snow pack our local streams will dry up in June. Northern New England got snow several times but that will only help us with the major rivers such as the Connecticut to start in the far north. I get irritated when I hear a weather forecaster talk about how lucky we are to be missing the snow. I am not a fan of doing snow removal, but it comes with the territory of home ownership around here. And, of course, the folks who make their income from both street clearing and providing ski locations will be hurting.


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