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the california moon

before i write about the life events that overtook us at the end of april — causing the two-month radio silence here among other things — there are two more posts to finish the california trip off.  although i have finished writing about the specific places we visited, i wanted to focus on two specific aspects of our trip.  the first was the moon.

by dint of driving to a new destination each day and exploring when we got there, our walks were necessarily mostly late-afternoon to evening affairs.  as it happened, over those ten days, the moon tended to rise as, or just before, we arrived at our new destinations, and so was a common feature in the landscapes we were discovering.  we saw it perching above desert rocks and looming over mountains.  it added to the other-worldy feel of places like death valley.  and on the penultimate night of our road trip, in the wee hours before we got up to go to anacapa island, our california moon-gazing culminated in a lunar eclipse.

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moonrise on the pier

lunar lanterns

here's a little kickback to the lantern festival, which had not only unexpectedly luminous invertebrates in size XL, but also this beautiful avenue of moon-and-star lanterns.
 

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