The November 14, 2016 Supermoon behind the Georgia pecan tree
Photography by Curtis and Norma Beaird
Short Story by Norma Beaird
It was a cold and humid night in the country as she clutched the hot cup of coffee while sitting on the old front porch. She was wrapped up in a leopard fleece blanket topped off by a black knit winter hat. She gazed at the full moon through the leaves of the pecan tree and thought about the craziness of the presidential election.
She realized that she was glad to be sitting in the woods drinking decaf while wild college students were making noise and marching through the streets of the cities. The closest thing to noise that she could hear were the two deer searching through the brush for falling pecans.
As she became mesmerized with the changing hues of the moon, she drifted into deep thought about the importance of nature and tranquility. She once endured the noise of the city, but now she was renewed by the call of the Barred Owl in the top of the tall Georgia pines.
As the moon rises above the trees out of the lower atmosphere,
the Supermoon is a ball of bright orange.
As the Supermoon rises higher in the sky, we see a change in hue to a warm golden yellow.
After the moon has risen even higher in the sky,
the ball of bright orange and warm golden glow turns into a bright fluorescent night light in the sky.
Copyright 2016, Curtis and Norma Beaird. All rights reserved.