Sunday, February 19, 2017

Enchanted by the Moon

The moon is mesmerizing! I especially love full moons and can't get enough of them. I get goose bumps thinking of where I was in this photo looking onto the roman forum in Rome. To be in that spot so rich in history with a gorgeous moon was exciting. I feel so close to God when I see the moon wherever I am. Join me as I share several moon shots I've collected the last few years in various places.

I can not view the moon without thinking of this verse.
 Psalm 19:1-4 says,
The heavens declare the glory of God ; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth their words to the ends of the world.

A beautiful full moon in my own backyard in 
Alabama during the blue hour.

An early morning moon with the sun beginning to rise in my backyard. I'm an early riser and I usually check out the moon when it's in view.

Early morning from my front yard. There are fewer trees in my front yard so it is much easier to see the moon.

I do have a love affair with the moon. Here it is in all it's beauty in Sorrento, Italy.  We had dinner on the wharf there and I was thrilled to photograph the moon  rising over the city and illuminating the water.

An evening in Paris from the Eiffel Tower viewing the city lit by the gorgeous full moon.

The moon over Paris was enchanting.

Crescent moons are pretty too. 
I'm drawn to the moon and my family knows how much I love it. It is such a visible promise of God's faithfulness and that He is in control. 
Do you love to view the moon? Tell me about a special memory you have viewing the moon.
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  1. So many lovely photos of the moon. The ones with the ruins makes us realize just how timeless they are and that the moon will always be there shining her noctural light.

  2. Me. too, Bonnie. I have been fascinated by the moon since I was a little kid. When I was little I was SURE there was a man in the moon and I would often talk to him when I walked between the house and barn on the farm. Great shots you have here. xo Diana

  3. Beautiful, Bonnie, especially those in Paris - fantastic! I'm an early riser also, and love seeing the moon and the sun both in the sky, not a common occurrence. Have a great week.

  4. Bonnie, what beautiful shots that you have captured. That photo from the Eiffel Tower is beautiful, you should frame it. We love to check out the moon, Butch often calls me outside to view. One only has to look up to see God's handiwork...thanks for sharing these gorgeous photos!

  5. These are magnificent -- a good eye for you and good camera, too, I think. No grain in these night shots!

    I love the moon as well but my favorite moment was last summer at Martha's Vineyard. We got off the ferry from Nantucket and were waiting for the fireworks to begin. The moon is in the sky as large and as round and as golden as any I've ever seen. It reminded me of the song "When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie" or those man-in-the-moon faces. We couldn't take our eyes away.

  6. Bonnie, what beautiful photographs. I love looking at the moon. We can usually see it from our living room windows. I always call the kids to see it. There is just something so special about it. It always mesmerizes me!

  7. Sweet Bonnie, your photos took my breath away! Truly stunning, my friend. Thank you ever so much for sharing.

    May you have a blessed week. Hugs!

  8. Like you, I'm crazy for beautiful moons, especially when we overnight on the boat and the moon is bright in the sky and bounces off the water.

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  10. Bonnie,
    You surely captured the essence of the moon in such lovely settings. What a treat to see the moon over Paris!

  11. Bonnie, loving your moon pictures and the verse you chose. My husband LOVES to look at the moon and often he will say, "Come outside with me baby and let's gaze at the moon! LOVE IT! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  12. Bonnie, the moon photos are truly amazing. So dreamy. I love to see it when the moon is so full and bright. It feel so close. I hope your week is fabulous. P.S. I was wondering why you are using the jump break, when your template already has the Continue Reading.

  13. Beautiful moon shots Bonnie and the photos of Paris are amazing, especially the one over the city. I love seeing the moon rise above the water. ♥

  14. You have captured some wonderful moon shoots both at home as well as in your travels.

  15. What a beautiful post Bonnie! How incredible to have photos of those beautiful moons in Europe. I have seen some spectacular moons this year, one very recently that the local news was calling a snow moon. I had never heard that term before and it was so spectacular I had to pull to the edge of the road and just stare at it for a while because I could barely take my eyes off it while driving! The moon does make me feel that there is still peace in this world...

  16. Hi Bonnie, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog, that is how I found yours!
    You certainly got some beautiful full moon shots here! Being from Germany, I love especially the ones from Italy and Paris. So romantic!
    Your post has inspired me to pay more attention to the moon as well. I will look for him tonight :-)!
    You are writing a lovely blog and I decided to become your follower. Hopefully until soon!
    Warm regards,

  17. Your photos are all beautiful, but I especially love the one you took in Sorento. Thank you for joining us at Monday Social!

  18. Bonnie, Sorry I'm late commenting, at the beach. These photos are amazing and so beautiful! I couldn't pick a favorite! You really know how to capture the moon. I need to be more aware of this when I travel. So glad to you put this moon post together.
    Have a wonderful weekend.......

  19. Yes. Yes. Yes. All of what you said, Bonnie! And, you shared such beautiful, beautiful photos of it! Thank you for such a beautiful little respite. blessings and hugs ~ tanna
    ps thank you for your kind words and the info on the hydrangea. Glad to know about immersing them!

  20. These are so pretty and I understand the feeling of being one with the divine. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.

  21. These are fabulous pictures of the moon. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party.

  22. There is something very friendly about the moon.


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