I meant to write this post shortly after October 8th, but time got away from me. October 8th was a significant day for two reasons, one being the lunar eclipse (blood moon) that happened late in the evening (my time) or maybe early morning yours. The second significance? It was my 26th birthday. I was actually pretty bummed during the day because I thought my husband forgot my birthday, and I didn’t have a single person to go out and celebrate with. But no, I was being overdramatic for nothing, because he came home with chocolates, beautiful brown orchids (seriously they’re so pretty), and a dinner reservation at a local Thai restaurant. My day immediately did a 180 degree turn, and I thoroughly enjoyed rest of my birthday with him.
Thank goodness for Facebook, or I would have had no idea that the lunar eclipse was on that same night. We found out at 8:00 in the evening, and ran outside after getting back from dinner to check out the moon on our little beach. My birthday kept getting better and better as we sat outside on that warmish evening watching the moon rise. That being said, it wasn’t warm enough to stay outside all the way until the eclipse, so we went back in and waited another three hours.
Derik was a complete trooper…he had to be up at 6:00am for work, but still managed to get outside with me at 11:25pm and hike up the ‘big rock’ at the end of our neighborhood street so I could get some pictures. If I had gold stars I would have given him some. He kept me in check time-wise, which was probably good because I could have stayed out there all night. Not only was the moon big, bright, and red, but the stars came out to play too.
I took advantage of the streetlights nearby and I was surprised by the depth and color it added to my pictures.