Super Enough For Me

“Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.”  ~ Mark Twain

I was feeling pretty good about capturing last night’s “supermoon.”

Then, Mr. I’m-A-Very-Smart-Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson had to go and spoil it.

tyson tweets

Thanks for bumming out my moon photos.

So here.



And, here’s a cow with the Not-So-Supermoon.

Supermoon Cow

Here are lots of cows stampeding past the Not-So-Supermoon, becoming Ghost Cows in the process.

Supermoon Stampede

Not-So-Supermoon, feelings hurt by the rudeness of Astrophysicist, packs it in and heads for the clouds.

Supermoon Clouds

We spent Sunday’s pre-Supermoon daylight hours in Baltimore at the Orioles-Cardinals game (three-hour drive – each way – for those of you who wonder just how dedicated I am to baseball).

Here’s Super-Pitcher, But Not-Quite-So-Super-Today Kevin Gausman.

Kevin Gausman

gausman line

Here’s Rookie Catcher Caleb Joseph. He homered in each of his last five games, a club record for catchers.

caleb joseph1


joseph line

Not-so-super.  And, no home run.

Here’s Ever-Reliable Super Right Fielder Nick Markakis.

Markakis On First

Still super.

markakis line

Although 4-for-5 at the plate, he scored only twice, once thanks to a wild pitch. Thanks for nothing, rest of team.

Not a Super Day for the Orioles. They lose 8-3.

But, I saw baseball. And, a moon.

And, the Orioles are still in first.


Super enough for me.



Photos: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland, August 10, 2014.

Super-ish Moon, Madison, Virginia, August 10, 2014.


25 thoughts on “Super Enough For Me

    • They had predicted rain for the weekend, but we ended up with not a drop. I was delighted to see the big orange moon as we were driving up to the house in the evening and was able to “catch” it before it slipped under the clouds. Thank you, clouds, for staying wispy and high! :)

  1. Loved the moon shot. I didn’t check the sky until an hour after moonrise and saw nothing but clouds. Now I know what I missed. So sorry about the less-than-super game results.

    • Thank you, Gloria. We couldn’t have timed it better … it was about 8:30-9:00 p.m. Just got back from Baltimore and were driving up the pasture road … and there it was … bright and big and Oriole orange! Fortunately, I had my camera right there and ready and caught it before it went cloudward.

  2. That IS a Super Moon shot! The reference Super Moon means it’s different than the other moons we usually see….at least, that’s how I understand and interpret it. So phhhhhhhhttttth to the Astrophysicist! Those overly-educated types….they just don’t know how to have fun! (wink wink)
    Love the moon shots. Super duper!

    • Thank you Martha! You’re right … it was a pretty super to me, even if it wasn’t that big of a deal to scientists! And, very very orange. I had the lucky timing to catch it before it disappeared up into the clouds.

  3. So the band in Astrophysicist’s head is playing different tunes. We’ll see him on the dark side of the moon. The photos, moon, cows and Os, are terrific. Being at a baseball game is terrific. The Orioles are playing terrific. “Sister Moon will be my guide.”

    • Hi Bruce, As far as “supermoons” go, I have been “over the moon” with Caleb Joseph this season. He’s a great story … six seasons in the minors (stuck at Double A for all of last season). During the off-seasons he was mowing lawns to make ends meet. (I’m hopeful that he can give that up this off-season.) I love these kinds of stories … how grit, hard work, determination, and patience can pay off. I love watching him blossom — getting better with every game. When I got to Sunday’s game, he was the photo I was determined to get. I knew, no matter what, Caleb would be in my post. :)

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