Salix's Shiny Things

A magpie blog.

Moon-day Monday – Fireworks edition July 14, 2014

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I took some very fun photos of the 4th of July fireworks last week.  My camera, which is nothing special, just a digital point-and-shoot, has a fireworks setting that works very nicely.  It’s a long exposure setting, of course, which requires, at minimum, a steady hand to capture realistic fireworks.  Or, you could fool around and shake and swirl the camera and get something like this:


I call them “Firescribbles”.  The moon is the heart-shaped trail in the upper left.


Moon-day April 7, 2014

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Personal blog challenge:  create a theme for every day of the week, just for fun! 

Today is Monday, and today’s theme shall be The Moon!

Which is, of course, completely UN-original, as the Monday means “moon day”: “Old English mondæg, monandæg “Monday,” literally “day of the moon,” from mona (genitive monan; see moon (n.)) + dæg (see day)”  (thank you, Online Etymology Dictionary!)

But moons are cool, be they The Moon or any of the 173 in our solar system (discovered to date). 

We’ll start simple, so here’s The Moon:


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Also, fascinating things will be occurring with the moon this month – Full Lunar Eclipse, viewable in North America, April 14-15!

For more on the eclipse, go here: