This Morning’s Setting Moon

I followed the moon to Yarmouth at around 5:00 AM today. Its position in the sky as it set was that of the setting sun during winter. I am only aware of this because I took these photos from a location from which I used to capture the setting winter sun.

The Rising Flower Moon

These images were taken Sunday night at Nauset Light Beach. Some were taken of the northern horizon while waiting for the moon to appear in the east.

The full moon tonight was blocked by thick clouds on the horizon, but it rose above them, and visibility was only challenged by lighter clouds blowing across from the south.

Friday Morning at Nauset Beach

As Friday arrived clouds were already approaching. The clouds are predicted to stay and the temperature to get lower. Like this morning’s sliver of pink glow an hour before sunrise, if I was going to enjoy a little spring, it had to be right now.

I do admit it was a little early in the season to go barefoot on the beach. But other than that, I had a great time. Low clouds moved in from the south forming new cloud shapes on the horizon.

Nauset Beach

Herring Gulls

I wasn’t able to get the shots I wanted to get tonight, the ones of herring squirming in the beaks of gulls, but I did get shots of very attentive birds who posed perfectly still for me as they looked for more fish to eat.