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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Moonset and Sunrise with Shyla

Shyla and I were out before sunrise yesterday to see the full moon set over the snowy mountains. I was sad that it didn't set over the more craggy part of the mountains but it was still beautiful.

We sprinted up to a lookout point, and we barely made it in time. The moon waits for no one, and it sets about 20 minutes earlier than the published time if you live in the shadow of the Continental Divide.

This was the first photo that I took.

It's not a "super moon" but it still looked massive over the Continental Divide. Here was a wider view, with our local ski area in the far left of the photo.

Within a minute or two, the beautiful moon was disappearing below the Divide.

I first became interested in photographing the full moon about 18 months ago. Since then, we've had only three full moons when the horizon was clear enough to see it rise and set. I didn't know that a clear horizon for a full moon was so rare!

After the moon had set, the sun was rising, and Shyla and I had a little photo shoot in the shadowy light of the early morning.

Our epilepsy ordeal has truly shown me how much I've grown to love Shyla. I still miss the little pieces of her that the medicine has stolen and hasn't given back to us yet. However, I appreciate each morning that we can spend in the forest together.
I've noticed in our recent outings that she is more focused on me than in the past. I used to get lots of photos of her gazing off into the distance, as if I wasn't there. Now, she seems to want to keep me in her view, like in the photo above. She didn't look straight at me but she also never looked away.

That's just one tiny hint of how strong our bond has grown.


  1. Shyla you are such a smart little girl
    Lily & Edward

  2. I love that her illness has perhaps brought you two closer. It's always encouraging when good things can come out of bad. ♥
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  3. Such beautiful photos and a most beautiful Shyla!

  4. The moon shots are just fabulous, KB! All we see is love in Shyla's eyes in that last picture♥

  5. The moon is beautiful, but we're more impressed with Shyla being out with you again.

  6. Your moon shots are beautiful! The look on Shyla's face, especially in that last shot, speaks nothing but volumes of love.

  7. Such a beautiful bond!!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  8. Wowsa! That moon is soooooo cool! We don't gets many cool shots like that down here in the valley, butts if you go up into the foothills, you can really feel closer to the sky. Oh, yes, I can see the loves! ♥
    Ruby ♥

  9. To me, the moon and mountain photos are just dazzling, we had a gorgeous full moon in the sky last night that was fun to look at!

    Hugs, Jo and Stella

  10. So glad Shyla is looking and feeling better. Crazy people and medications can really wear on a gentle soul like hers. LOVE LOVE LOVE the moon photos.


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