Stages of August Moon

It was a long sleepless night. It might have been the effect of the moon, the gravitational force as the midnight star comes closer to the earth. The moon was visible from the east and gradually moves to the west as it fades awaywhen the morning star is rising.

moon Aug 10, 2014

August 10, 2014 around 10 pm

I’m lying on the moon
My dear, I’ll be there soon
It’s a quiet starry place
Time’s we’re swallowed up
In space we’re here a million miles away

moon Aug 11, 2014 (1)

August 11, 2014 around 2 am

There’s things I wish I knew
There’s no thing I keep from you
It’s a dark and shiny place
But with you my dear
I’m safe and we’re a million miles away

moon Aug 11, 2014 (2)

August 11, 2014 around 4 am. I woke up with the moon looking at me.

We’re lying on the moon
It’s a perfect afternoon
Your shadow follows me all day
Making sure that I’m okay and
We’re a million miles away

moon Aug 11, 2014 (3)

August 11, 2014 at 5:30 am. A bird is now awake.

The Pivot of My Heart

Japanese Art

Japanese Art

 I sit beneath the cliff, quiet and alone. 
Round moon in the middle of the sky’s a bird ablaze:
all things are seen mere shadows in its brilliance,
that single wheel of perfect light… 
Alone, its spirit naturally comes clear.
Swallowed in emptiness in this cave of darkest mystery,
because of the finger pointing, I saw the moon. 
That moon became the pivot of my heart. 
 (Han Shan)

Harvest Time

It was a bountiful harvest considering most of these vegetables grew in a container and a small parcel of land.

Bountiful Harvest

Garlic, sage, kale, parsley, carrots and basil are just too much for one person.  Most of these vegetables I shared with neighbours, friends and family.  I will be keeping a few bulbs of garlic to grow.

I picked them way before the Autumn Harvest moon came out.

The view from my balcony faces west and I see the morning moon.  A light cloud hanging low and a single bird hovering the horizon gave me a feeling of serenity in the stillness of the morning.

Harvest Moon September 20, 2013

Harvest Moon September 20, 2013

Of course,  the moon looks brighter at night especially on the first evening of Harvest Moon.  In order for me to capture this, I have to go out on the street, look towards east and wait for the rising of the moon.

Harvest Moon Rising September 19, 2013

Harvest Moon Rising September 19, 2013

“Believe in yourself, your neighbors, your work, your ultimate attainment of more complete happiness. It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in Autumn. ” – B. C. Forbes

Monday Morning – Humour Me

This picture is taken from niece Lucy’s Face Book.  Write your caption about this picture in the comment section. 
fb boy and camel
 I need to jump start my first day of the week. Monday in my side of the world and the moon is full. 
Earning a living, this statement is perplexing because somehow some people meet their death at work.  I would like to change this statement to:  Earning a dying. 
BOO… bad joke.  Okay, I’m out of here. 
Dear Monday,
thanks for having the word ‘mon’ in you. That’s French for ‘mine’ in case you weren’t aware, Monday, but it makes me think of you more as “my day”, and frankly that sounds like a much more promising start to a week 🙂
sincerely,
me. 
Source: walklittle walksmall.tumblr.com 
Bad news for today.  Warning:  Not for the faint of heart: Queens Playground – New York. 
This is not, I repeat, not a response to Daily Prompt – Ode.  Dare I say Come and Join, it’s fun.