In 2002 we ran away from Illinois where we were born and raised, and started a new life in SW Florida. This blog is about me (an eccentric old artist), ROM (my Real Old Man), Isabella (our neurotic Standard Poodle) and Emmy (our crazy snake killing Jack Russell Terrier). Oh- and the neighborhood old people. Life is good in Florida!


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Blue Moon...

Some photos I took of tonight's blue moon. Click each photo to see full size version.

 According to EarthSky, a blue moon is "the second full moon in a calendar month, or it can be the third of four full moons in a single season." Tonight's Blue Moon is the third of four full moons between September 22nd  autumn equinox and December 21st winter solstice.

Blue Moon is also the title of classic ballad written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in 1934.  One of the first singers to record it was Connie Boswell in 1935:

It's been recorded by many singers including Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Elvis, Sam Cooke, The Marcels, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and so many others, too many to list.  One of my favorite versions is done by Chris Isaak:

Is there anyone who hasn't heard a version of this romantic song and slow danced to it? If you haven't- grab your special someone and dance to it under tonight's moon.  And if there isn't someone special with you tonight, dance by yourself - maybe the moon will hear and bring you the person of your dreams before the next blue moon...


  1. The photos are beautiful.
    Is there anything Chris isaak sings that ISNT romantic!?

  2. I can never get the focus right on moon shots and always ends up blurry. But I'll keep trying-LOL

    I love Chris Isaak's voice!

  3. it's true...chris isaak's voice would make one of our florida hurricanes seem romantic!

  4. LOL! Yes, he has one of those magical voices that always sounds sexy and romantic

  5. I love Chris Isaak and this version, BUT your photos are stunning. The sand castles are simply amazing!
    Thank you for taking us along with you and ROM for a lovely day!

    Malibu Eve

  6. Thanks for taking the time to look, Eve. We're having a great time vacationing at home this week. Not sure what we're doing today, but we're heading out this afternoon to wander around somewhere else-LOL


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