Arizona Lake Havasu Photography Weather/Nature

Moon Night

As the evening’s end, Melina said, “We should have had Moon Pies.”

How right she was, and how I wish I had thought of such a treat. You see it was the night of the biggest full moon of the year and to our Crystal Beach property in Lake Havasu where we are staying in our motorhome we had invited the Jarrid Younkin and Mike Buxton families. I prepared a few snacks, then we visited while we waited for the moonrise for we had been told it would be magnificent. We had the perfect place to view the sight.

The moon will officially become full on May 5 at 11:35 p.m. EDT. And because this month’s full moon coincides with the moon’s perigee — its closest approach to Earth — it will also be the year’s biggest.
The moon will swing in 221,802 miles (356,955 kilometers) from our planet, offering skywatchers a spectacular view of an extra-big, extra-bright moon, nicknamed a supermoon.
Eliana and Josiah helped us scan the sky for signs of the rising of the moon. Oh, and Mac looked too.
I used the term breath-taking advisedly, for when that spectacular orb began its first showing in the far mountains, it was a stunning sight.
Bulging, and rising quickly, the moon peered over the mountains, the city lights, fastened securely below.
The night was dark; the moon a magical light.
Melina had a little magic going on when she held that brilliant orb in her tiny hand.
It hangs by nothing, does that dazzing moon.
It was time to leave then, and that’s when Melina said, “We should have eaten Moon Pies.” She was right.

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 81 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 64 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

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