Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Observing The Gibbous Moon

It's 11:11 PM Eastern Standard Time, not that crazy unnatural Daylight Savings Time. That was an invention of business, to extend the hours that people would go out and spend money. Oh I know the official excuses for it, but you will never convince me.

Anyway, what I was going to say was, I went out on the deck a few minutes ago, and it was just beautiful! The temperature was a cool 43∘F, and the sky was illuminated by a bright gibbous moon. My house was the only one with any lights on. Everyone in the neighborhood was asleep, but me. It's like that here every night after 10:00PM, most of my neighbors having to get up early, and trudge off to work in the mornings. Being a night owl since my retirement, I just love it. It's so quiet and peaceful then. Even the Interstate highway that runs east and west just north of this subdivision, is relatively quiet this time of night, with only the occasional lone car or truck going by to break the silence.

I'm sitting here in my computer room. I have the final game of the World Series on the TV, but instead of listening to the play by play, I have the sound turned off, and our public radio station on instead. Right now they are playing some beautiful classical choral music. I don't know what it is, but it's truly exquisite!

Oh, by the way! It's the ninth inning, and the New York Yankees are leading the Philadelphia Phillies, 7-3 with two outs to go. Looks like the Phillies are toast.

Melissa XX


Leslie Ann said...

Damn Yankees!

I think you should go knock on some back doors while you are night-owling. I'll bet they won't answer either.

Melissa said...

@ Leslie


Samantha said...

Nothing better than hanging out under the moon enjoying the glow and decent weather.

You're in Virginia, you want to really enjoy the moon, head down to the beach under a full moon and just sit on the beach listening to the ocean gazing at the moon, your toes in the sand. Or, better still, in the water in the sand. The energy of that place and time is amazing. Utterly amazing!

As to being a night owl, you're so not alone.