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full moon (May 24th)
This is one of those time when I decide to take pictures without knowing the reason.
I was just sitting on the sofa talking with a couple of friends when I thought “well, it’s full moon day, let’s see what is outside”
Not only I saw an amazing full moon that made me wonder if i should consider to try “astro-photography” (in few rude words: use a telescope as a lens for my camera)
but I started walking along the balcony in search of something. I didn’t know what it was, actually I can’ say if I found it. We’ll never know and it’s not an important fact.
One thing is sure though, I tried to see how Plumeria leaves with some filaments of spider web looked light against moon light.
[I understand that the web low resolution make difficult viewing the spider web, if you want, try clicking on the picture to open it bigger]
I wanted to share this pictures 2 days ago but i still didn’t figured out what to say about it.
Too many words but not a properly shaped thought.
Well, I hope you will just enjoy the picture as I enjoyed taking it
The size of the poster that the webmaster will hang to his bedroom wall in a few days (hopefully).
His only request was “Just things from Sicily”.
Attempt to overcome homesickness a little
What does it shows?
From upper left cornerMt Etna, a sunflower after a rain of July.
A rose of last May. Water of Pantalica. Java, you know her.
A detail of a Catania fountain, a blackbird, a sunset seen from Catania port. Soap bubble
Ponte dei Saraceni, a garofano,
webmaster’s favorite cat living close to my bro’s house, this cat has just one long tooth and an incredible acting ability, despite it’s clearly properly feed he always asks you for something.
And, of course, a picture of the shadow of his girlfriend taken during our trip to Pantalica.
I don’t like crowded places, especially when it is almost impossible to walk at the speed I want to. I wonder who would…
This feeling gets worse when the crowd is made up by Sicilians, not due to their behavior. People in Sicily are not worse or better than anyone else in the world… actually it’s not difficult to find people with a terrible face, that you would image “typical of people who just came out from a jailhouse” but actually they are people of the kindest manners.
The problem is that I feel a stranger among most of them… in some situations, when they speak local dialect, I can’t even understand the meaning of what they are saying.
Today I have tried to visit a typical local market, but I have probably chosen the wrong day and the crowd was too “dense”.
When I left the market instead of thinking about the usual desire to just run out in another country telling myself the lie that “at least there, I’d be an actual stranger” I looked it up, toward the sky, and there was the moon playing with the clouds setting a great show for the eyes.
I “only” had my bridge camera. I was in an area where common people, especially those from the northern part of Italy, would never pull out a camera. I had a moment of “no, it’s not safe…” then i thought: “why not trusting people? At the end there are just families with kids around”
Took my pictures, just been looked strange by some guys (this happens everywhere in the world) and that’s all.
Not the right camera, no tripod, a bit of hurry brought a poor quality picture…
but it speaks of the moment that put peace among me and the world that did nothing to deserve such an huge distrust…
We “just” have to be wise
Ok, this is an “experimental” picture I hadn’t considered as to be shown but…
tonight the moon was part of an amazing show: its light created that luminous circle around the moon and it was a big one.
I was in a hurry so I just wrote on Facebook “For friends living in Catania, look it up to the sky! The moon light is creating an amazing show!”…
A friend from Ohio left this comment:”I wish I could see your moon right now!!! Take a picture, pleaseeeeeee!”
I saw the message later, went out to see if the show was still on but it wasn’t so.
Oh-wow, failing for a second time in a row my “mission” to show the Beauty I see, even when a friend of mine asked to see (similar situations has always fed the passion)
I have promised to my friend that if I’ll happen to see the show again I will take a picture or at least I’ll try to.
In the meanwhile… to tell her I’m sorry for being this lazy I will post my most recent picture with the moon taken at night
The sky was great, the were the perfect clouds for a nice sunset picture…clouds disappeared before the sunset moment and all the show happened too far away to get there in time.
Well, I am feeling trapped but it’s ok, there was a closer little show
We went out to take picture of Mt Etna…
quite close… no?