La Luna Obscura

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Rustling palm fronds sway
Feathery against the sky
Whisp’ring to the moon

Gray and wispy veil
The chill of night encroaches
Day is fading fast

Wolves would surely howl
A cloud, a shroud draws closer
La Luna Obscura

I’m pretty sure that wolves probably never lived on Sanibel Island, at least not since the advent of the internet (go on, google it…. I’ll wait….. ok, satisfied? :D ). However, if wolves DID live on Sanibel Island, they would have been HOWLING last week! The moon was just stunning in the east, as the sun set in the west. As twilight closed in, a whispy gray cloud drifted by, obscuring La Luna Bella for the briefest of moments. When the veil lifted, the sun had set, and it was time to get in the Sad Lane and go home.

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46 comments for “La Luna Obscura

  1. February 19, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    Such a pretty sky with the pine trees, clouds and moon.

  2. February 19, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    I’ve never heard wolves howl at the moon but you’re right the moon was gorgeous a week or so ago. ;-)

  3. February 19, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Great shot, I have been known to howl at the moon but never in Sanibel.

  4. February 19, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    A beautiful image of the moon and such lovely words to accompany it!

  5. February 19, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Absolutly perfect photo!Really beautiful!

  6. February 19, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    How beautiful! I would have been howling with glee to be taking that shot. :)

  7. February 19, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Lovely shot. What a beautiful full moon.

  8. February 19, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    I once had a white wolf who howled at the moon. Oh alright he was part Samoyd and part Labrador. But he was white and he did howl at the moon and he was the best dog I ever had! I would howl at that moon too. It is absolutely beautiful.

  9. Nova
    February 19, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    this is pretty amazing, i love the sun changes into moon and the color or your cloudy sky…


  10. February 19, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Great picture, this is my first time at your blog and I think its great that you are mobile blogging, too cool!

  11. February 19, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Does the moon actually posses such strange powers? Or is it all just lunacy?


  12. February 19, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Ya, you knew I’d google it. So how far away is St Vincent? They capture a red wolf there once that had wandered away. Maybe one will wander to Sanibel. :) Nice shots of the moon (as always!).

  13. February 19, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    St Vincent is pretty far! Folks have claimed over the years to have seen a panther on Sanibel Island. Some people think that it was just a big bobcat (possible) but there are other islands in the area where sightings have been confirmed because the panther in question there was wearing a radio collar! So I don’t think it is out of the question for Florida panthers to swim out to Sanibel and then swim back.


  14. February 19, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    That’s a moon I would howl at! The words are perfect even if you did have to google them. Your capture this week is just stunning! Thanks!

  15. February 19, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    I can hear the wolves howling. That’s a fabulous shot of the full moon.

  16. February 19, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Beautiful! I love that little wisp of cloud over the moon.

  17. February 19, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    A slight touch of spookiness with the clouds hovering near the moon!

    Happy weekend!! :P

  18. February 19, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    I have heard wolves howling at the moon, but not at Sanibel. :-) I like your poem; yet another talent. :-)

  19. February 20, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Gorgeous picture !

  20. February 20, 2009 at 2:12 am

    That’s just so wrong. I try and try and try and can’t score a decent moon shot!
    This is truly gorgeous~!~

  21. February 20, 2009 at 2:24 am

    Wonderful image and a great poem to accompany it!

  22. February 20, 2009 at 7:25 am

    Absolutely lovely! There’s such an air of peace and serenity. Thanks!

  23. February 20, 2009 at 7:47 am

    Wow what an amazing photo and haiku!

  24. February 20, 2009 at 7:50 am

    howlingggggggg…beautiful photo of the moon! That’s so close. :)

    It’s my first time in this meme and i hope you can drop by at my entry.

    See ya!


  25. February 20, 2009 at 8:09 am

    Great moon shot! I always have a hard time with those.

  26. February 20, 2009 at 8:31 am

    Go ahead. Be the Snowbird that tortures us remaining frozen Yankees with your brief glimpses of Gulf paradise. Still, I’m not envious…really!

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  28. Sue
    February 20, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Beautiful how you captured the moon & the palm tree! I love it! I can hear the wolves! ?

  29. February 20, 2009 at 9:57 am

    beautiful!! what a wonderful evening.

  30. February 20, 2009 at 10:14 am

    very cool shot & haiku

  31. February 20, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Awesome photo! I love how the clouds are ‘blushing’ the moon. Beautiful!

  32. February 20, 2009 at 11:01 am

    Beautiful moon shot and poetic description. I agree, if there were wolves, they would have been howling.

  33. February 20, 2009 at 11:04 am

    the photo is wonderful – and the haiku compliments it perfectly
    very moody and dramatic

  34. February 20, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    If I were a wolf, no matter where I was I’d be howling at that moon, too! Absolutely beautiful picture!

    Have a great Friday and even better weekend!

  35. Jim
    February 20, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Hi Tink, I’ll bet you heard me with my beagle dog, Adi, howling at your moon. We both do that howling stuff. At full moon time I grow fangs and bite people, mostly women.
    Happy Sky Looking, that is all I’m doing. I got overwhelmed on the Skywatch. :-)

  36. February 20, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Gorgeous photo! I’ve never heard wolves howl at the moon; but my neighbor who has says my border collie does a fair imiation, and we are treated to it every full moon.

  37. February 20, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    What a beautiful post and a great haiku! I loved the picture, as well as the walk on the beach at Sanibel island!! Have a great weekend Tink!

  38. February 20, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Beautiful :)

  39. February 20, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    I really like the way you write! What a stunning capture too! I love a full moon. I promise I am not a werewolf.

  40. February 20, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog.
    This is a superb shot of the moon. Very mysterious with the palmtree at the front. Nearly looks like a drawing.
    Perhaps you have volwes but of the less furry kind. Volwes, ie. preditors of the human form can be found in most places.

  41. February 20, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Lovely. We had a cute new moon this week, caught up in some big clouds.

  42. February 20, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Ow-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-! Beautiful.

  43. February 20, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Lovely photograph and Haiku ;–)
    You know how I love both.
    Hugs and blessings,

  44. February 20, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Wow! Glorious photo and words. Glorious!

  45. February 21, 2009 at 8:24 am

    Oh, this is amazing!!! I love the look of the palm trees against the sky. Nicely captured. Thanks for playing along with us. :)

  46. February 25, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    I like the palm trees silhouetted here against the sky. I’m visiting people late again. Apologies.

    Happy Looking at the Sky!

    I don’t Haiku, but I certainly appreciate the talent it takes to create.

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