Friday, March 28, 2008

God bless the moon

I see the moon,
The moon sees me
God bless the moon,
And God bless me.

~ A nursery rhyme

Hey diddle diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon;
The little dog laughed
to see such sport,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.

~ A nursery rhyme from the 1700's

When I was a young mother, I used to sing my children to sleep. I had purchased a tape by Kevin Roth, a local singer/songwriter of children's music, who lived nearby Kennett Square, PA. After their nighttime ritual of reading a book, I'd sing a few songs and these moon songs were always at the end, followed by Star Light, Star Bright, first star I see tonight . . .
These are good memories that I keep in my heart.

My husband called me to the back door the other night to show me the moon rising because he knew I'd want to take a picture. The photos I took didn't turn out like I'd hoped. The moon was actually more orange than this, but I couldn't get it to look 'real' in photoshop, so I left it like you see it here, how it came out of the camera. Working on the moon pics in photoshop, well it just made me think of these little songs.
An update to my knee is that I'm doing great. I always post the night before, so this post will say tomorrow's date on it. I had the surgery today and I'm great. Thanks so much for all your words of encouragement via the comment button as well as through my e-mail. They really meant a lot to me and cheered me!


Meg said...

Hugs and prayers from Texas...!

THIS is the most amazing picture! I may take you up on your offer!

Feel better, I am emailing you in a bit...and subscribing so I don't miss a thing!

Aunt Jo said...

Sending you prayers for a speedy and uneventful recovery.

gail said...

Lovely, the memories, the photo and all that. Recover quickly and painlessly... with ice cream I say!

Anonymous said...

I'll be praying for you... for steady hands by the surgeon and quick healing for you.


Country Girl said...

Thanks so much everyone. I may have to send my husband out for ice cream. Ben & Jerry's Phish Food. Mmmm.

~ C.G.

Anonymous said...

Hi! Love the moon pic, mine always turn out sooo bad, even w/a tripod.
Wasn't that Good night moon bunny? With the mom and baby bunny? Nick loved that EVERY NIGHT. Sure do miss those days!
Be well!
Tracey ;)

Anonymous said...

Love the moon pic. I tried to capture the full moon a few days back, but it came out blurry. I was in too much of a hurry to try it again.

Hope you're feeling better!

Country Girl said...

Kacey, I used my gorilla pod (tripod) and set it on the hood of my car. Because it was dark outside, I needed the tripod. And even then, it came out blurry. I had to sharpen it with the unsharp mask feature in Photoshop. But the rest of it is as it came out of the camera. Even the color.

Hope you're still enjoying your vaca! Oh, what am I talking about? You're at the beach! Of course you are still enjoying it!!


Stacy said...

Beautiful picture. I used to sing a line from a John Denver song to my kids..."Go home said the Man in the Moon, Go home. It's getting sorta late and I'll soon turn out my light."

Glad your surgery went well.

Pixie said...

That is a really beautiful picture you took.. so pretty :D

Bekah said...

Glad to hear you are doing well!!!

I can never capture the moon the way it looks in my eyes, but you have come much closer that I ever have! its lovely

Flea said...

Newbie here. LOVE George. We have two Aussies and they're the Babies. :) Your moon shot looks GREAT.

Mental P Mama said...

I am thinking good thoughts for you today, Kate.

Country Girl said...

Welcome, Stacy, Pixie and Flea. Flea, I've seen you around. I think on Color of Home. Yes, that's where it was. And I think PW's site as well.
Mental P, good to see you again. Countrymouse, good to see you again, too.


Donna Boucher said...

Hi Kate,
I followed you over here from Ree' have beautiful pictures! George is gorgeous!!

Happy to meet you!

Country Girl said...

Welcome to the fabulous Miz Booshay from Pioneer Woman's website. I saw your photo tip, Donna,on Ree's site today and am already working loving it! For those of you who don't know Miz Booshay, you can visit her at PW's site. She's the guest for today's Photo Blog.
click on Photography

~ C.G.

Don Mills Diva said...

What an absolutely beautiful photo - thanks for sharing it.

Country Girl said...

Wow, a diva from Don Mills! Welcome to my world. I checked out your site with your adorable little son and see you enjoy flying!

Jeannelle said...

Well, I just now stopped in and found out knee surgery was looming in your near future and that its already over and done with. Here's praying for a speedy recovery!!! I feel bad for won't be able to go out walking for awhile.....maybe you'll need prayers for patience, too! God Bless!!

Thanks for all your visits to my blog and for your kind and clever comments!!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear it went well. Those knees can be tricky.

I think the moon looks great!

Texasholly said...

What an amazing picture.

Meg sent me over...

brneyedgal967 said...

So sorry this is late posting. So glad to hear it all went well and you seem to be doing good. At least you're in eternally good spirits which is such a wonderful quality about you that is so endearing.

Also nice to see your face, well part of it. Hi there Kate.

Anonymous said...

LOL I know what u mean, no matter how hard u try the picture u capture is never the same as the one u take. It's because u only capture the light of what u see. U can't capture the moment. That is the magic of the moment :)