Monday, June 17, 2019
“And who hung the moon in the starry sky
Somebody bigger than you and I …”
~ “Somebody Bigger Than You and I”
~ written by Johnny Lange, Hy Heath
& Sonny Burke
~ recorded by the great Elvis Presley
The Supermoon of December 3, 2017 shines brightly over Cedar Creek Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania, reminding me of the line in my most favorite Gospel hymn, the wonderful “Somebody Bigger Than You and I,” recorded by the great Elvis Presley in 1967.
A Supermoon happens when the full moon coincides with the moon’s closest approach to Earth in its orbit. Supermoons make the moon appear a little brighter and closer than normal.
The term Supermoon has only been used in the past 40 years.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
“You can drop the moonlight and magnolia, Scarlett!”
~ Rhett Butler,
~ “Gone with the Wind”
~ Academy-Award winning 1939 American epic historical romance film starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable, adapted from Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 novel of the same name.
Moonlight and magnolia refers to the romanticization of the pre-Civil War South.
“You can drop the moonlight and magnolia, Scarlett! So things have been going well at Tara, have they?” Rhett asks Scarlett in my favorite movie of all time. When Scarlett wore a dress made of green velvet drapes to Atlanta to try and get money from Rhett to pay taxes on her home, Tara, she smiled sweetly and claimed to have everything she could hope for, and “not a care in the world.” Rhett noticed her hands, calloused from picking cotton, and knew she was lying.
I created this image by blending “In The Fire of Spring,” – a shot I took of a beautiful blossom and breaking bud in tandem in the fire of spring as sun set on my favorite magnolia tree at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania in April 2015 – with my capture of the Supermoon over Cedar Creek Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania on December 3, 2017.