Friday, April 18, 2014

Lunar Eclipse, Flowers and Purple

On Monday night, I stayed up to see the lunar eclipse. Please forgive the very poor quality of the photos. It was amazing!  The weather here was clear and cold. I went outside at 1:45 a.m. (That would be Tuesday actually.) The eclipse was already well in process and by two o'clock it was totally dark. The bottom right photo I took at three a.m. As you can see it was still mostly in eclipse and quite red. It is called a Blood Moon. There will be another one this fall with a total solar eclipse a bit later and then in 2015, two more of the Blood Moons. That series of four lunar eclipses in the space of two years with a complete solar eclipse in the middle is quite unusual.  There have been some significant things that have happened when these occurred in the past.

The roses are showing off quite a bit here in Muddle Land, and the jasmine in the upper left is just full of buds. Soon we will be perfumed quite nicely from that.

I've been playing with purple 2" strips. I've wanted to make a Scrappy Trips quilt for some time now, and I finally went for it. I decided to use 2 inch strips instead of the 2 1/2 inch strips in Bonnie Hunter's instructions. I just wanted to do something a little different.

I have one more border to add.  I thought I might do it today, but that is not going to happen. I had a very uncomfortable night last night with very little sleep. Suffice it to say my stomach was not happy and kept telling me about it all night!  I'm almost back to normal, thank God, but not really wanting to do anything I don't absolutely have to do.

There is so much that needs to be done out in the yard and we won't even talk about the dismal state of my housekeeping.....

But, after all, as Scarlett O'Hara taught us, tomorrow IS another day!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

Hugs and kisses,


Karen said...

Great photos of the eclipse. You obviously had a clear view. They are wonderful.
For us it was right after sunset and we small some of it but unfortunately a lot of cloud came in.
Love the way the purple strips have turned out. That's a lot of little squares!!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

That housekeeping will still be there later (ask me how I know, ha!) ... when the weather's this nice, I'd rather spend my time outside (or quilting) ... and let that housekeeping wait a while longer. ;-)

I'm so sorry to hear that you had an uncomfortable night ... hope you'll continue to feel better and be back to normal SOON!

I'm curious what kinds of significant things happened when there were so many eclipses at one time.

I love your scrappy trips! That's another one I need to add to my to-do list ... ahhh, so many quilts and so little time!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Amen! Scarlet did know what she was talking about! We got to see the blood moon about 2:30 in the morning as we were at the emergency room waiting for our son to get his shoulder popped back into place. He had fallen at work.....sigh. He is doing well now, but we stepped out to see this while waiting. Love the pretty roses. The colors of the quit is just beautiful! Have a happy Easter!

Annie said...

Your moon shots are fantastic! I also took a look and some photos, but clearly not as dedicated as you. I too am curious about the curious things that happen...I know my sisters were taking lots of plant cuttings that day. Love your Trip around the world too.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh you lucky girl -- you got to see the blood moon! Your photos are wonderful! I hope you had a nice Easter!

Susie Swanson said...

Oh I love those photos. We didn't get to see it here, to cloudy even if we'd sit up. I can't wait to see that quilt. Hugs, xo

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Thanks for sharing the photos of the lunar eclipse. It was cloudy here and we didn't get to see it. Your quilts are awesome and I love the roses, too.