To The Moon Alice: March 2010 - Blue Moon 2x



Picture yourself in a boat on a river,

With tangerine trees and marmalade skies.

Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly,

A girl with kaleidoscope eyes.

Cellophane flowers of yellow and green,

Towering over your head.

Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes,

And she's gone.

Lucy in the sky with diamonds



March 2010 - Blue Moon Two

Once in a Blue Moon we have two full moons in the same month, and once every 19 years or so we have two Blue Moons in the same year. Here in the southern hemisphere Tuesday's full moon was just that. The second for March and a repeat performance of January. Very unusual. I once recounted the memory of such event to a friend who informed me with much certainty that it was impossible. Impossible!!!! So .. two blue moons in three months. A good time to remember that the unlikely, unusual and uncommon do occur and we shouldn't always believe the word 'impossible'!!

Strangely, this rare occurrence has gone almost entirely unnoticed. No fanfare like the January 31 Blue Moon which had people fluttering about buzzing on her electric energy. Perhaps the old girl is tired from her previous showgirl antics . No.. this time round she is sedate.. almost slipped past without recognition. If it were not for my exceptional powers of deduction [ie I can count] I may have missed her myself. Although I am still yet to see her. She has once again brought a mist of rain and is resting behind her cozy blanket of clouds. Hopefully tonight she will wake up and do her little dance in the heavens above us and comfort us with her nightlight.


Meanwhile here are some re-masters of January's crop to fill the void.
As you can see I'm still dreaming about an island getaway




post updated to include March 31 photos ..
La Luna finally showed herself larger than life,
a huge yellow saucer in the sky...
sadly my photos don't reflect how beautiful she was

Moon Notes:
The March Full Moon is also known as Windy Moon, Sleepy Moon and Fish Moon.
The Moon was full 30th March 12:26pm Sydney Time. The Moon is in the sign of Libra !!
Other Strange Facts You Didn't Want To Know
The name Lucia means Light and therefore I think an apt name for the moon.
St Lucia was a 4th century martyr from Syracuse and patron saint to the blind. She was said to have had her eyes gouged out and thus is the patron saint to the blind.

Julie b


IMAGE SOURCE: Photography, text and photo editing by me - [Being Ruby]



Splendid Willow said...

Julie Dear, you are so talented.

I have not known you for very long but this is the blog I go to for pure beauty and for wonderful and meaningful posts. You write with your heart, my friend. And I am so glad I found you.

Cyber hug, Mon

Angie Muresan said...

Lucia is a common name in my family. Had no idea that St. Lucia was a patron saint for the blind.
Love the photos, Julie. Spectacular!

oldgreymare said...

Blue Moon
You saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own
Blue Moon
You know just what I was there for
You heard me saying a prayer for
Someone I really could care for

And then there suddenly appeared before me
The only one my arms will hold
I heard somebody whisper please adore me
And when I looked to the Moon it turned to gold

Blue Moon
Now I'm no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own

And then there suddenly appeared before me
The only one my arms will ever hold
I heard somebody whisper please adore me
And when I looked the Moon had turned to gold

Sorry, I couldn't resist!

So lovely! You are your own best competition- did that make sense? I mean each week your latest post competes against the prior week...and each week you are indeed the winner. Wish you lived near me. I need your insight into photography. Hey, maybe you could do tutorials on the blog or e- lessons? SIgn me up!



sharon santoni at my french country home said...

These pictures are stunning Julie, and all those different names for the moon are so romantic and full of hidden meaning.
In French, to describe someone who is a dreamer, we say "elle est dans la lune", she's in the moon.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Julie...LUcy in the of my old time favourites, and then I came down and saw Blue Moon, I know I'll be humming both these tonight!!! Enjoy the Moon, Dzintra♥x

count it all joy said...

Julie, so, so beautiful. Lucky you had the wherewithall to capture such exquisite beauty. That quote reminds me of the song that Jimmy Stewart sings in "It's a wonderful life"..."and they danced by the light of the moon". Ah, love that movie.

It seems Photoshop has become a fast friend in your life, much to our benefit. Hope you're enjoying your free time and your neck is feeling a bit better. Are you enjoying the rain? After all that humidity, I have to say, I'm quite happy for the respite. My laundry says otherwise. Hope you have a wonderful week. Meredy xo.

Brabourne Farm said...

aahhh ..... this is so beautiful. Hopefully the clouds will clear soon and I'll get a glimpse of Lucia before she goes on her way. Leigh

Jane said...

Again so beautiful. I didn't even notice the full moon. Just shows how out of it I have been. No wonder there are so many poems and songs about the moon. Something so so magical about that round silvery-ness. xoxoxo

Elisa Day said...

Wonderful post! Here in Sweden we celebrate St Lucia the 13 december. She brings the light

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Julie,
Have you been on the tablets !!!! have used such beautiful colours and, to use one of my favourite Lennon/McCartney lyrics, LITSWD, was genius. It was the perfect accompaniment to your wonderful image.If it's to be believed what that song was about, it is exactly the right lyrics to use and the cartoon that accompanied the song in 'Yellow Submarine' was so colourful, just like your photograph. Inspired.
You know that I love sepia and black and white but I am loving this colourful period that you are in at the moment. XXXX

Lee said...

Hi Julie, I really did miss your moon posts while I was having a break from the blogging world. So imagine my delight when I saw this post! I did look up and notice the gorgeous blue moon last enchanting. Lee :)

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Breathtaking photographs Julie! Seriously, I have not seen anything as special as this. When does your book come out?
:) Laura

Coty Farquhar said...

Is that why I couldn't sleep last night Julie?, I didn't know that we were having another blue moon.

How wonderful!!!

This explains all the unusual feelings I have had this week and I thought it was just menopause. ha ha

Have a wonderful Easter Julie,
Eat heaps of chocolate and enjoy.

xx Coty

Renée Finberg said...

this is gorgeous.
great stuff!!!


rjerdee said...

Julie, this is dreamy, dreamy, dreamy. I love it that the moon has different names for each month. Thanks for the update.
And, Santa Lucia is such a heartbreaker of a story, isn't it?
xxoo Becky

Stephanie said...

I think these are some of the loveliest, dreamiest photos I have seen in some time. Enchanting.

Elisa Day said...

Actually is several trees that looks like that. One of them is hit by the lighting. But many trees in the north looks like that.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Your second image is exquisite! Everything is possible!

oldgreymare said...

Julie dear.....

What everyone else has already said and.......I cannot believe you topped yourself within the same post! DO you ever sleep?

I agree, a book or a line of cards. These are amazing images perfect for that type of exposure. Amazing girl!


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous layers and artistry. Take a bow in the light of the moon, dear Julie!!!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Julie - not quite sure how you do it, but once again the most amazing photography I've ever seen. The words you chose with it were superb. Marmalade skies and tangerine trees, how utterly divine. I did not know that about St. Lucia. You could make a fortune designed greeting cards & stationery. To have such a marvelous talent such as you do, must make you feel truly special? A true gift from God. Hoping all is very well & you have a glorious weekend planned? All my best to you xoxo

Luiza said...

Your images of the blue moon are lovely, Julie!
Very mysterious... I like!'

Previous posts are amazing! Makes me drewling for a sweet & sour drink.... mmmm.

Wish you a wonderful Easter!

Dash said...

Ah Julie, I now come to your blog to see what the moon is doing, thanks to the moon watch in your sidebar, it effects us and the world so much, we don't even realise it half the time. These photos are simply stunning and ethereal.

Tish Jett said...

How do you do it? Your photographs take the breathe away.

Here comes an embarrassing admission: I thought "once in a blue moon" meant "never" -- I didn't know they existed. So thank you, thank you. I've always thought a perfect day is when one learns something new, not the hard way, but like this.


Mise said...

Please put the little red SOLD sticker on the one with the twinkling lights on the horizon and the intense pastels. And a sticker on the actual moon too, while you're at it - I never took much of an interest before but your knowledge and enthusiasm and the beauty of your images are certainly winning me over.

Giulia said...

Julie...these are positively swoon-moony. You are an artiste. Truly.

ciao-meow from la Gattina, too.


Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Gosh, how beautiful!
Makes me want to howl!

La Petite Gallery said...

OK I saw it and started singing blue moon to myself.. I scrolled down and I am still laughing, when I saw the words... That photo of the moon is the best I have ever seen. You need to publish a book of your photography.Julie.. I mean it. your friend.. Make it for a coffee table.

Anonymous said...

Julie, thank you for the lunar lesson...there seems to be a bit of lunacy 'round my town...smiles.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

I dunno...I wonder if some blue moons aren't supposed to be the talk of the town...festooned in gossamer layers of praise and adulation. I wonder if this second is supposed to do what it does...beautifully. Unannounced. Perfect. No parades.

I think that's the one I choose to see. lucky you. You did.

Pooch Purple Reign said...

awesome photos. beautiful moon here the last few nights too . clear and cold.

Beatnheart said...

wow this must all feel are as good as everyone says Julie. I love your photography photoshop hard to learn...I would probably get addicted.. Thank you for your comment...My story was easy to just came out of me with no plan and certainly no intention of doing it..It was afterward that was hard and the guilt really got to me...But I was able to let it go. No one else will write my story so I might as well. Us kids have alot to figure out compared with the children of"normal homes"..

Randi said...

Another marvelous post! This is truly beautiful, Julie! I love your blog.
I wish you a HAPPY EASTER.

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Julie, Great photos of the moon. It was beautiful out here where I live also. Thank You for your visit. Have a good holiday...Julian

Millie said...

MOTH had to explain this to me last night Julie as I'd never understood it (it's a blonde thing!) Is that Van Morrison I can hear in the background singing 'It's A Fabulous Night For A Moondance!. Enjoy your Easter Long Weekend sweet girl.
Millie ^_^

e said...

Our moon was blue, too. But i think that's because it was....em.....SNOWING?! So, once again, i missed snapping a full moon. Ah well, i'm very content to look upon your bellissima luna! :))

Ange said...

St Lucies or St Lucias are commonly given here to ward off bad luck and evil. Protectrice is she! Now - why don't you be a good girl and do as Yvonne tells you ;-) Haha - I wish our blue moon had so many sparkly diamonds and bright red, exotic flowers - You could've done the set design for the Last Alice in WOnderland I'm sure.

Do you know how long it takes me to HAND WRITE the beautiful script you have in the first photo? I may soon just give up and come over to study with you Julie!

myletterstoemily said...

i just love your moonscapes!

Carole said...

hi Julie,
This post is magnificent! like all your posts but loving all the colors you've been using lately.
I lost connection again today so looks like I might have to wait til Saturday to get it back up!
ok talk again soon,
xxx Carole

sweetcheeks said...

What a tease our lunar maiden is. Peeking around the clouds just enough to allow for your magical camera to catch her. She is a beauty!

erin's art and gardens said...

i think the blue moon has added lots of color to your life! love the beatles lyrics! happy easter!

julietk said...

Thank you for a post with candy for the eyes and brain :-D Happy Easter Holiday.

Jeanne Henriques said...

Serious Cool Julie!!! I had to go back again, and again and I still want to go back for more. Just wonderful!!! What a clever girl you are :)
Best wishes for a fabulous deserve it!!!

Don said...

Julie- so enjoyable. Happy Easter!

Viera said...

Beautiful images, Julia.
Have a fabulous Easter time.

Petit Coterie said...

Julie, Your photo's are beautiful! A really great post, thank you for sharing. I wanted to let you know that you won our giveaway. Yeah!

xx, Michelle

Jennifer Beaudet said...

I can tell your dreaming of a tropical getaway! These are beautiful and how amazing there were two blue moons in 3 months! They're going to have to change that saying because it happens too often! :) Take care Julie! I hope you a great weekend! Jennifer :)

Unknown said...

Spectacular post, Julie! I was delighted to see the lyrics from Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds included with your incredible pix ... those are my all time favorite song lyrics. A coffee table book of your moon theme images interspersed with related song lyrics and/or movie lines or titles would be a true treasure for anyone to own.

desde my ventana said...

Hi Julie
I Have passed 4 days in Paris and have not seen your post up to today, wonderful full moon and beautiful images full of life and color.
Have a happy easter days,

e said...

I hope you're enjoying a fab Easter, ma dearie!
Hugs, Lizzy :)

The House That A-M Built said...

Of course the second one could not slip by Julie. Your images are breathtaking! A-M xx

Elaine said...

I am envious of your moon shots. So gorgeous and magical. I love moonlight, it can be so romantic.