I was in absolute awe........to see such a gigantic moon.....
so late in the morning, situated in the west morning sky right above the workings of a substation.
This is the full moon of March, called the Worm Moon, , which will occur in the eastern U.S. during the afternoon hours of March 9, about 13 hours before reaching perigee, the nearest point from Earth in its orbit. This will create a "supermoon," a full moon that appears slightly larger than average.
The moon will look full to the eye on both March 8 and March 9, 2020. The crest of the full moon falls on March 9 at 17:48 UTC (1:48 p.m. Eastern; 12:48 p.m. Central; translate UTC to your time). In North America, we call the March full moon the Worm Moon, Crow Moon or Sap Moon. This 2020 March full moon presents the first of three straight full moon supermoons. Overall, the full moon of March 9 is 2020’s second-closest full moon.
I felt so excited to be able to witness such a beautiful wonder!
It seems that everyday , here on the grounds, there is something "in wait"
to surprise and delight me, and I feel blessed. Even though this is a predator, this red tail hawk was
just a beautiful giant in the tree of the front yard the other day. I am always surprised to see how large some of these birds can actually be.
This is the time of year that the fragrant stock flower is showing off
it's beautiful blossoms. I always look for their blooms in anticipation for warm
spring days to soon follow.
Sophie is always my constant companion.....witnessing all of the wonder
and beauty as we walk along. Although I have no real idea about what she
is thinking.........I really think she loves the gifts of nature as much as I do.
There are other "gifts of nature" that I absolutely love.
I have collected seashells since I was a teen and have kept collecting through the years.
Some of the best collected shells are from our family trips to the beach with our children when they
I came upon this large box of seashells on the bottom dusty shelf, in a garage at an
estate sale. The sales lady offered the whole box to me
for just a handful of dollars.
There were so many piled in the box......some still full of beach sand.
My task began with cleaning and then sorting the many different varieties,
all along, wondering who the people were who gathered all of these beauties, and wondering
at what place were they found . Did they go to Florida each year? or take a few days down to Corpus Christie or Galveston?
After sorting, I researched and labeled the different types of shell,
and I counted them all up.......... 1,174 seashells in all.
Many of the odd and prettier shells I placed in
vintage jars and glass containers from my shop
and displayed them along with my collections that were gathered
by me and my little family on those wonderful beach trips of long ago.
With the abundance of rain that has staggered through the days,
I have not been able to do much outside work.........the dreaded overgrown
cactus patch is still waiting for me.
I have kept my hands busy making things
from strips of old flannel shirts. "Wear it out, use it up, make it do" has always been a motto
to live by.
You can read about the things I am currently creating on my
embroidery blog at this link
I also managed to finish decorating the old vintage
dollhouse that I found at an estate sale years ago
but as I have been told by many, dollhouse work is never
really done. That is true.......
And just as Sophie is my outside companion...........
I have an inside companion Taboo. Who I think ,likes
the title of "creative supervisor" .
He constantly looks through my threads, fibers, and fabrics. And is
constantly perched above me on shelves or the couch, watching every
stitch I make.
In the photo above, he is inspecting the fabric of my latest project.
Life is good to have such sweet help and companions!
Here's wishing the same for you!