Hey Friends, Finally a few minutes to post my disappointment over the "Blue Moon" last Friday night. I headed for the Blue Ridge Parkway in plenty of time to find an overlook. My imagination was probably out of line but I could see the moon rising over a vast sweeping view of the valley ! I think it would have been breathtaking ! BUT just as I turned off Rt.460 onto the entrance the "check engine" light comes on. Dang, what to do. I chickened out, fearing my car would blow up in the middle of no where. Then once it was dark, I'd be drug off by coyotes and never seen again. So I turned around and went back to the closest station and put oil and water in the car and went home. Dang, I was madd. The light hasn't come on since. Turns out I had filled the gas tank and the cap wasn't screwed down really tight.. Did you know your engine light will come on IF your cap is at all loose?
So I took a few photos from my secret place. And it was beautiful, of course. Just not what I had in mind. I've already painted this scene. Not sure I like the painting.
This photo was from the parking lot of a Holiday Inn close to home and just off I81. Too many city lights to do the moon justice.
And this one is from Green Hill Park. Couldn't find any good spots to shoot from. So I quite after this one. Went home and pouted. The good news is we will have another Blue Moon in about 3 years instead of the eleven years I read somewhere.
So I'll work with what photos I have and be ready next time. Maybe I can talk somebody into going with me to paint from life. My family thinks that would be as much fun as watching paint dry !!