:To The Moon Alice: Jan 2011




















 























I'm a little late.. that's because I've been Moon waiting and watching.. Once a month you'll find me down at the beach, hanging with the boys.. waiting for the moon to rise... We sit there patiently .. the boys and I .. looking out to sea.. watching the roll and surge of waves hurrying toward the shore.. The boys can get a little ruffled if the wind is up.. much to-ing and fro-ing from one leg to another finding a steady balance ... but finally we are rewarded.. and that giant glow of love returns to look upon us... We watch the moon.. he watches us... We have a symbiotic relationship the moon and I... I send him adoration.. He sends me hopes and dreams.







January's Full Moon is traditionally know as The Old Moon or The Wolf Moon.. Names that relate to the seasons in the Northern Hemisphere... Being at the height of summer here.. these names just don't seem applicable.. So I've decided to start my own Moon Names with this new blogging year... I dub the January Moon... 'The Frangipani Moon'.. it suits the tropical feel of January in Sydney... and the huge orange saucer.. hanging on the horizon..




Wishing You All A Lovely Weekend ... and ... A great Full Moon Viewing !!!



And a BIG THANKS to Jeanne of Collage of Life ..
Jeanne has graciously mentioned my moon posts in her latest blog entry..
Thanks Jeanne .. you're a sweetheart!!!



Julie b


NOTES
Sorry guys more seagulls and frangipanis than moons in this post
My 'moons' are stuck in my camera waiting for a battery recharge





IMAGE SOURCE & CREDITS:
All Text, Photography and Artwork by [Being Ruby©]
Location: Sans Souci Sydney Australia January 2011



36 comments:

Jeanne said...

I love your Frangipani moon Julie...I have been waiting to see what would be in store for us and as always I am delighted. More on 'Julie's moons' here..http://collageoflife-henrqs.blogspot.com/2011/01/que-bella-luna.html

Que Bella Luna!

Jeanne xxx

Stephanie said...

Frangipani moon ... oooh, I do like the sound of that! You never disappoint with your gorgeous photos - but those flowers juxtaposed with the moon. Sigh ... so lovely ...
Though I am so jealous of your weather. We're expecting more snow tonight. Brrr...

MEG MITCHELL said...

I've never seen moons like the ones in your beautiful country. A wolf moon. You are all more attuned to nature than we seem to be in North America. And I love the fact that you and the boys go down to the water each month to pay homage to the moon. So cool. These photographs are beautiful and it makes us feel as if we are there with you "oohing" and "ahhing" right along with you. Can't wait to see what else is inside your camera.
How are the people suffering from all the floods? Are things getting better as yet? I haven't seen much on the news lately.
Meg

Elisa Day said...

Wonderful moon images, I just love them! And I love the other photos too, but as an "lunatic" I am in love with the moon ;)

Martina said...

Frangipani Moon sounds great, and your pix are so beautiful! Wish i could sneak over for a peek!

JBeaudetStudios said...

Hi Julie! Wow! You out did yourself on these moon images! I love the first one with the flower. I like our new look to the blog too. I hope your enjoying your summer. Take care! Jennifer:)

oldgreymare said...

Loving that first goldenrod and blue moon- Fits my mood for the day.

:D

z

FILIGREE MOON said...

Julie, these photos are beautiful and inspiring. Perhaps you'll spot a filigree moon one day? ;) Have a wonderful day! ~ Angela

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh...you've really created something beautiful with these. I'm in love with the pink frangipani/moon photo. It is perfect! I'd like to be hanging out with those "boys". I'm going to be hanging out with Mr. Snowman around here today.

michelle said...

Just beautiful Julie! That sounds like a perfect thing to do, I love a full moon and how it lights up the night. Unfortunately I haven't seen the moon all month here, clouds and snow have covered it up, but it is beautiful when it lights up the snow covered ground. :)

sharon said...

Hi Julie, only a blogger would take the liberty of deciding that the names given to moons for centuries need to be dusted off!! Well done, I love your frangipani moon, especially since I've never been lucky enough to see or smell a real frangipani flower.
I am like Jeanne too, I have you indelibly linked to the moon in my mind, as soon as the moon looks spectacular I wonder what you're going to do with it!
I also LOVE your new header, those side scrolls are so neat.
Sharon
xx

Cat & Cricket said...

Julie~ these are beautiful... but I couldn't help but think in the back of my head about the Honeymooners... and hearing... I'll send you to the moon Alice!
Smiles~
Cat

Randi said...

Your Moon-shots are superb as always. I love the way you interpret your world.

Drawn to The Sea said...

Dear young Julie, please, please rename all the moons. Frangipani Moon... you've set a wonderful tone for my entire day. Frangipani Moon... breathing in, I smell its sweet scent.

I love you.
Julia across the ocean

becky said...

Hi Julie...so brilliant, you are, to give your own names to the moon. It'll be so much for fun, romantic and feminine...good for the girl-y side of your gang of readers:)

I do so love the moon...does the moon come up in a flame of color...up from the sea? From my viewpoint, the moon appears during the day in a pale white circle...opposite from the position of the sun that is dropping over the edge of the sea. It is an upside-down world, isn't it?

Roberta said...

It's been so overcast the past few nights that I didn't even realize it was full moon time Julie. I'm taking a photography class so watch out! ha
I'll look for it tonight....
xoRoberta

Gloria said...

Bellísimas tus lunas, y me imagino el disfrute de verla con tus hijos! Me encanta a mí también el misterio y encanto de las lunas...Y siempre canto una canción de la luna a mis nietos! Un beso, Gloria.

Loree said...

Your beautiful photos always leave me speechless. Wonderful images. Those boys seem to be enjoying the wait, I think :)

Rayanne said...

Love what you do with your photos....lovely!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

A Frangipani Moon! Beautiful...
...and a very apt name for this tropical beauty.
Love your photos with the gulls....
:)

La Petite Gallery said...

Sending you MOON BEAMS from Maine. Beautiful. I love watching Gulls they are pretty fiesty little birds. Some are real tough looking. I think they make a purfume from the Frangipani don't they?
Great photo's Julie.. yvonne

Claudia Lane said...

Hi Julie, the top image is wonderful and so dreamy... love all your other images too. There's something special about the moon, I've always been fascinated by its cycles and lately we've been blessed with some pretty amazing events - eclipse being one of them.
Thanks for sharing :))

Carole said...

You can name the moon what ever you'd like Julie. Like you said you have a symbiotic relationship so go ahead and alter at will. Beautifully done btw. Flora and la Luna couldn't be better suited together.
Will have to check Jeanne post.

xx
Carole

Cat & Cricket said...

Julie.. when you have a moment.. stop over at Tattered for a moment... something is waiting for you...
Smiles~
cat

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Julie I'm not sure what is more stunning, the moon, the beautiful bloom or your two legged feathered friends? Once again another gorgeous and enjoyable post. I love your new header by the way. Hoping your weekend is a photographic one dear friend.

To the moon Alice!! xo xo Deb

simon said...

it reminds me of the time I watched the full moon rise in Wilandra National park!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Julie, these images are over-the-top gorgeous. I love reading your entries.
The little birds are adorable and look so at home here.
Have a happy summer weekend!
Teresa
xoxo

Marina said...

I always love your moon posts Julie ... and I'm loving the new name you have adopted for the moon. Very befitting for the southern hemisphere.
Those frangipani's are exquisite!
Have a wonderful weekend my friend.
xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dearest Julie! I am so happy that I can finally access your blog. I was so disappointed that last week as I was trying to get in to visit you and ask you if I could use a photo to post with my link to your blog, that I was having the hardest time. BUT HERE I AM, TO THE MOON AND BACK! FABULOUS POST!!!! Anita

Exquisite Accessories said...

Never apologise Julie I love all the pictures you capture love your re naming of the moon names :)) I loved the moon from north east QLD this evening it was shining bright my son Joshua (8yrs) said "why is is so bright" I explained why & he said "no way" bless him!! Have a great weekend x

Renee Finberg said...

i grew up watching 'the honeymooners'
when ever i hear "to the moon alice"
i think of ralph cramdon
(i don't know how he spelled his name)

as for the moon itself????
it has been full over here too - hahahah
and the crazies are out and about xxx

Jg. for FatScribe said...

great lunar love post, Julie. I've always had a great fondness for ole luna. each time i see a full moon, if i'm not with my boys, i'll give them a call and tell them to look for it low on the horizon (when she's HUGE and marvelous to look at, and think grand thoughts).

;)

Bonheur maison said...

Hola Julie,nunca dejan de sorprenderme tus lunas...son las mejores que he visto.Hermosas imágenes como simpre.Que tengas lindo fin de semana!!Marina

Shellbelle said...

Now only my favorite moon blogger would name the January moon after my absolute favorite flower! Frangipani, also known as Plumeria, have lost their leaves in our winter weather. MIne are safely tucked in my cousin's garage, waiting for Spring and the warming sun to arrive.

I know this was a special moon in Australia this month, signaling the beginning of a new phase — both in the sky and on those who are working to recover from the flooding.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

JULIE DEAREST ONE!!!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND and sincere comments....I think I am going to learn an important lesson from this emptiness...I really do. For in being empty, I somehow created SOMETHING from nothing. I need to "bottle" that and try to hone my ability to create even in the midst of a meager source of inspiration. I will be watching for your new photos!! CIAO BELLA, Anita

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Dear Julie...I love it...The Frangipani Moon...The Frangipani would have to be one of my very favourtie flowers...who can resist that delicious scent!!! Funny enough, before moving here...on one of the wharves here were 3 frangipanis scattered...who knows where they came from...I just took this all as a very special sign!!! Cool shots as always...Dzintra♥x