Expect the unexpected
Under the influence of a partial eclipse!
For it was the unexpected that found me last night. After driving all over the southern beach suburbs of Sydney trying to capture La Bella Luna ... I made my way back home and stopped by the bay for one last attempt ... and ... happened to be kissed by a stranger!!! Yes Sir!. Well actually not a Sir.. but an elderly lady.. She and her friend had been taking in the beauty of an afternoon by the bay and had managed to lose their husbands...
It was quite dark by then and a damp chill was settling in.. So doing what most people might do.. I offered to drive them around the water front to see if we could find both their husbands, and their car. By the time I unloaded the packing boxes out of the back seat .. those naughty escapee husbands materialized ... I greeted the ladies goodbye, happy that all had ended well.. but before we parted, I was given the gift of gratitude.. A hug and a kiss by an elderly lady I had only just met... and these parting words ..
... 'What a beautiful country ... What a wonderful world' ...
I think she was overwhelmed with relief to have found her husband.. and surprised at the generosity of a stranger.. In reality it was such a small offer of help, but it brought a world of happiness to a tourist .. And a moon chaser!
.. La Bella Luna did herself proud last night..
The old showgirl was back.. kicking up her heels and playing costume changes in the earth's shadow,
then casting her night light upon us all..
Thank You La Bella Luna
The Full Moon shots were taken in various locations during my Moon Chase..
The Eclipse shots were taken the standard Ruby way.. hanging off the side of the balcony..
I wonder what will happen next month in the villa!! The roof ???..
Another Ruby Time Production.. Special appearance by Ms Hepburn by request of Bella Luna
Photography, text and altered images by me - [Being Ruby]
Sydney - 2010