Cupped Moon

Cupped Moon | East Wenatchee, WA | December 2019

We’ve witnessed the sun’s power these last few nights. Light reflected off a waxing gibbous moon (in photo) has illuminated low clouds and brightened the neighborhood to near daytime levels. Beautiful, yes, because things glow. And not-so-beautiful because the glow highlights yard debris that we hoped would be hidden under snow. (It’s late this year.) I marvel that a giant ball of flaming gas almost 93 million miles away fires me up to rake pine cones and fallen branches. My yard work is solar powered even in the dark.