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Thursday, April 21, 2011

A thin slice of moon, Canet-en-Roussillon, France

Look up, look 'way up, to see the moon in the purple part of the sky.
                                                                                               Photos by Richard Schear

The smallest sliver of moon we ever saw, greeted us one evening as we stayed in the south of France near Perpignan, during our month-long travels by river cruise ship and by train in Europe.

Posted for  Sky Watch Friday,
the meme that celebrates sun, moon, clouds and skies around the world.
To see other skies, from other parts of the planet, please click  HERE!

27 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic capture, Kay! I don't think I've ever seen sliver of moon that thin before! Gorgeous skies! Hope you have a Happy Easter weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Pearl Maple said...

Great photos, the lighting adds such a pretty style, thanks for sharing with SWF and have a great weekend.

Kim, USA said...

Oh your shots is fantastic!! Love the two photos! Happy weekend!

SWF

aka Penelope said...

As in the Lower Mainland, I think there is a touch of smog in those gorgeous pink purple skies. Thanks for a look at the pale pretty moon looking quite slender over France. Hope you all have a great Easter weekend in Alberta, Kay. :)

Francisca said...

I adore a pastel sunset like this, when the moon shows itself before darkness falls completely. What I find curious about your sliver of a moon, Kay, is that it is the BOTTOM we see. That is how it typically is in Asia, but I recall in more northern countries the moon shifts from side to side. I have to learn to pay better attention! :-D

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Very nice, love the pastel colours.

Kay L. Davies said...

@Francisca -- I know, I was surprised to see the bottom of it, too, but perhaps the difference isn't hemispheric. Perhaps it has as much to do with opposite SIDES of the earth as it does with north and south. After all, "the cow jumped over the moon" nursery rhyme came from Europe.
-- K

Mr Puddy said...

Kay, I really love the crescent moon..Very Very Fine line and it's beautiful : )
xoxo

eileeninmd said...

Lovely photos of the cresent moon and pretty sky, Kay! Happy skywatching and I hope you have a great weekend.

Andy said...

Good thing I had cataract surgery last year or else I'd never see the moon in your lovely photo.

Julie said...

What a delicate shot Richard has taken here, Kay. Such gorgeous colours, too. I read on another blog today, that earlier this week there had been a full moon which they had captured over The Louvre. Still have not been there, BTW. Been lots of other places, though.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful sky -- I didn't see the moon in the first picture until I looked at the second -- and then, when I looked again, it was right there in the beautiful purple. Wonderful sky.

Lew said...

Superb shot of the sliver of the moon! Love the color as you go higher in the sky.

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Stunning first shot Kay - beautiful colours and a nearly-hidden moon - very special!

Hildred and Charles said...

Beautiful moon photos Kay, - very romantic. Hope your trip was the same and that you have a happy Easter.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful captures.

Beverley Baird said...

Love the shots you took - with the sliver of a moon and gorgeous colours as well!
have a wonderful Easter!

ladyfi said...

Welcome back!

These photos are truly magical!

Kay said...

Oooooo! That is such a cool capture! Wonderful, Kay!

Debbie Smith said...

This sliver of a moon is my absolute favorite! Then I love the full moon!
Beautiful shot!
Happy Easter to you and Dick!
Hugs,
Debbie

Carver said...

I love the soft colors and the slice of the moon.

Ebie said...

Wow! I have never seen this {shy] smile of the moon. What a great capture.

Beautiful pastel colors of the sky!

P.S. Its a long way for me to take a month long vacation...

Boonie S said...

Great Sky Watch shot! Well spotted.

All the best, Boonie

Ms. Becky said...

it is the thinnest slice of moon, yes! splendid photos.

Martha Z said...

That is a beautiful lavender sky.

RNSANE said...

This is so lovely. I never had the opportunity - or funds - to do a river cruise. I know you had a wonderful time!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Exquisite skies and I can imagine that your journey is so as well! I love this tiny slice of moon, usually an almost new moon rising in the pre-dawn hours. I would love to see one as you did in the countryside of France.

Safe travels!
Genie