Almost Full

moon over Talpa (Taos, NM)

Looking east (duh) at sunset

It didn’t look that small when I took the picture. (Photography is a mysterious business.) Anyway, the full moon is tomorrow. Maybe it’ll look bigger then!

It was over 60 degrees today, by the way. Dudes with sleeveless T-shirts showing off tattoos, me driving around with my window down. I didn’t build a fire all day except for first thing in the morning. Is winter over now or what? It’s really, really dry and everything is nuts. Pleasant, but insane. At this rate, I have enough firewood to last until December.

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John Hamilton Farr lives in Taos, New Mexico, U.S.A. with his classical pianist wife. “Possibly the only place I can get away with this,” he says. As New York Times best-selling author James C. Moore (Bush’s Brain) put it in a review of John’s first book, Buffalo Lights is the work of a man attuned to the world who sees it differently than you and I and writes about it with a language and a vision of life that is impossible to ignore.” John is the author of BUFFALO LIGHTS, TAOS SOUL, ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE, and THE HELEN CHRONICLES. He has been publishing online since 1996 (Zoo Zone, Farr Site, MacFaust, GRACK!, FarrFeed) and blogs regularly here at JHFARR.COM. See also → John’s Twitter profile, Amazon Author Page, video channel at YouTube, and website photos at SmugMug. To email John, please see CONTACT INFO on About page.  

  • Rita February 14, 2014, 10:10 AM

    Serene. Lovely. There is a scientific explanation for why the moon looks bigger nearer the horizon. Optics, I think.

    I always look forward to a nice photo – almost daily, even if I do not always comment. Thank you.

  • Marti Fenton February 14, 2014, 11:38 AM

    I also tried to get this moon. So beautiful! You have a better camera, but I agree, somehow it looks smaller in a photo.

  • Bob February 14, 2014, 5:08 PM

    Capricious things, cameras.

  • M.J. February 14, 2014, 7:46 PM

    Just looked at the moon tonight. Hey, it is bigger. Well, it’s bigger in Texas anyway. Ha! By the way, can you see the stars real clear there at night like they can in south Texas? Or, do you have a lot of cloud cover at night?

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