Thursday, January 8, 2009

Moonbows...Vault Event...Dangling a Carrot

So, I'm on my way home tonight, it was early evening, the moon was bright (almost full), and I noticed there was a rainbow around it. It completely encircled the moon, which was covered by the thinnest layer of clouds. I love spotting cool things that like, those times when nature makes you stop and think, "Man, this world is pretty dang amazing."

Of course, I had to google it when I got home and I came of with THIS: a moonbow. Actually after looking around a bit more, I believe this type is called a moon corona.

Was there any point in me telling you this? Not really...just felt like it, and wanted to share. There...done.

Switching subjects, there's now an official date: Jesse Watson and Patrick Jennings will have their signing/reading/art show at The Vault in Port Townsend on January 17th at 2:00. If you're near Port Townsend or need an excuse to visit this cool, little town, then this is the perfect reason.

And now for a carrot dangler (with this group it should be a candy carrot, since I know we're all fond of sweets)...

On Monday I plan to introduce a new feature (a weekly feature at that) to the Cuppa Jolie blog. I'm looking forward to it and hope it's something you'll enjoy, too.
So, you'll have to come back on Monday to see what I'm up to. (And hopefully, I haven't just built it all up so that when you actually do come back you'll be like, That? That's was the carrot dangler?)


holly cupala said...

What a beautiful picture! The moon never ceases to fascinate me.

I need no carrot to keep coming back, but now I'm terribly curious. I stopped by to ask if you might like to do a 5K Monday?

Wyman Stewart said...

Since astronomy is a hobby of mine, thank you for remembering and telling. Nice photo. I am not sure of the name for that myself. Ice in the clouds may be the cause of the rainbow, something to do with light diffraction, as with a prism, I seem to recall. Sorry, just guessing out loud.

So, the dangling carrot, could it be you plan to interview Bugs Bunny or Daffy disguised as Bugs? Hope this is not Invasion of The Carrot People. Hmmm!!! If you cross a carrot with a rainbow would you get a rainbow carrot, I wonder. Don't eat carrots anyway. See ya MONDAY!

Far-out, weedatu is the verification word. Perfect for carrot danglers and gardeners. I am sure gardeners have a weed-a-tu each year. Ah, irony!

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

love it. wonder what it means? and I'll be back Moon-day for the carrot :)

Cuppa Jolie said...

Holly, I may not be up for a 5000 word race, but I do plan to work. Instead of lots of words, I need big-time focus. But I'd happily check in with you and a 5K today.