October Sky

“The harvest moon hangs round and high
It dodges clouds high in the sky,
The stars wink down their love and mirth
The Autumn season is giving birth…
The leaves of red, bright gold, and brown,
To Mother Earth come tumbling down…”

– Pearl Sorrels

Did anyone happen to see the moon tonight?  Large, low in the sky and almost as orange as these leaves — like a partially deflated balloon that was tethered to the treetops.  Amazing!  I think the skies of October and November are the most beautiful of the year.


Author: nancybond

A writer, photographer, naturalist from small town Nova Scotia, Canada.

7 thoughts on “October Sky”

  1. I love the blue of the clouds and sky contrasting with the orange of the leaves – stunning!

    Thanks, Cindy! The last sun of the day just caught the tops of the trees before sunset — we see a lot of that this time of year, especially on otherwise cloudy days.

  2. Darn, I missed it. I will have to look tonight, that is if it doesn’t rain. I do hope we get rain though.

    I love this picture. The colors are so saturated and there is so much texture.

    The moon isn’t full for a while yet, Lisa, and I’m sure there will be many more beautiful nights before it is. :)

  3. Didn’t catch the moon last night but have seen exactly what you’ve described. It is heavenly, a Pumpkin Moon…yes? The blue and red-orange are so deep and rich and …. there. Thank you for sharing your visions, Nancy.

    It is my pleasure, as always. Thank you for your wonderful comments!

  4. You have a wonderful eye for colour. You have captured the energy of sky and the vibrant orange of autumn – the things that make this my favourite time of year.

    Thanks so much, Shauna — it’s my favorite time of year as well. :)

  5. Very nice! Those sky shots look great with the color changes. With the weather changing the clouds do provide us with interesting formations.

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