What I saw...
What I saw…

A full moon. In August. One of the few blue skies we’ve seen. In days.

Luckily, those dogs of ours like to walk around during the blue hour so I get to photograph stuff like this. See that little pencil point of light on the lower left? That’s it. That’s the full moon. The August Moon.

Not only do I take pictures of what they see when we walk. But, I take pictures of what I see. I’m pretty sure they saw this too. They just didn’t see it in quite these colors.

And, so.

The storm report. There was rain on and off yesterday. The flooding upriver is getting worse before it gets better. It might actually come further down this way. To La Place. That’s the small town on the upriver end of the airport. How bad is it? Even with elements of the Louisiana National Guard deployed, the governor is still asking for volunteer help. Probably the most effective group of volunteers is what we call “The Cajun Navy.” Folks who own their own small boats. Pirogues with flat bottoms that are normally used in the swamps and bayous. They have turned out by the hundreds. They are rescuing people and animals from places that bigger boats cannot get to.

Meanwhile, our visiting dogs seem to be hanging out just fine. We are too. We’ve given more water and more dog food to the rescue groups who need it. I think if we all divide what the work, we’ll get it done. Please don’t mistake this. We’re not putting dogs ahead of humans. We are just doing our small part. Eventually, when the dogs are reunited with their humans they’ll  bot be happy.

Just to put this in perspective. The folks who know about such things are calling it a “1,000 year storm.” Others are calling it an example of climate change. I know that while it isn’t as compressed as Hurricane Katrina was, the damage is just as extensive.

The picture. Pretty much as you see it. In case it matters, it was made with my iPhone. Is it my best camera? Nah. But, you know what they say. “The best camera is the one you have with you.”


6 Replies to “August Moon”

  1. I always carry my camera with me. You never know… But what often happens is that I leave the lens at home. And that’s when I see a nice bird, or a butterfly… and then I get annoyed. Does that happen to you too?


    1. No, because I always have something with me. And, these days a smartphone file can make a 16×20 print if you know how to uprez it properly. The pictures you’ve seen in the past couple of days are just taken around home while I am literally walking the dogs. I’m not out looking. But, this begs a question. You carry a camera, but no lens? Or do you mean, you don’t carry a long enough lens? I use mirrorless cameras, mostly. That means the body and a long lens is very easy to carry. If I’m doing anything away from home, I body and lens up to about 150mm is usually on my shoulder. I also don’t believe in camera bags when I am working.

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      1. Yes, sorry. I didn’t express myself correctly. But you know, I have a very basic camera, Sony Alpha 5000. I like it because it’s quite light for my little neck. Especially when we go on long hikes! I do wish you could come with us and teach me how to take good pics.


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