A Mountain Full Moon


Join us in a two hour full moon hunt in the mountains!

We arrived at a local nature reserve at 7pm and selected a high spot to park the car. My wife and our little dog came with, as I knew it was going to be a long wait. So they could also breathe some fresh mountain air while I was outside with my camera.
Come and hunt the moon with us!


This was the view that we had of the Hottentots Holland Mountains.


The big tree at the front here was my moon marker, as I knew that the moon would appear at the tight shoulder of the valley between the mountains!


Bam! There was the full moon, but the clouds had other ideas Lol.


A beautiful sight indeed, as the moon struggled to clear the cloud!


Yay! The moon was almost free of the cloud!


But Wait! The cloud has made another plan to hide the moon!


The cloud slipped in below the moon!


I thought this was it, as I had waited long enough and now the cloud would stream across to cover the moon!


But something told me to wait a bit to see what would happen!


Ah! The moon started to slip out of the cloud again!


Desperately the cloud tried to cling to the moon!


Free at last, the moon entered the thinner haze of the cloudy atmosphere.


Finally there she was. Mother moon in all of her glory!

Still some cloud bottom right, but it was worth the long wait!

And so my job was done, as I set myself the target of getting tonight's full moon in the mountains. While all of this was going on, I also saw another awesome scene of the sun like a ball of fire setting in the distance over the sea.
No need to guess what my next target is, as I am going to the beach late in the day to get the sun going down on the ocean!

We hope that you have enjoyed the pictures and thank you for visiting a post by @papilloncharity


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11.12.2019 20:19

Thank you for the kind support!

12.12.2019 12:39

First things first -

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11.12.2019 20:21

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11.12.2019 20:21

Thank you for your great support Lady @traciyork

12.12.2019 12:40

You got some beautiful shots there! Unfortunately, here in the western US we're looking at heavy cloud covers today and tonight.

Interesting factoid about today's full Moon: On the US East Coast, the actual moment of fullness occurs at 12:12... on 12/12.

11.12.2019 20:23

Thank you and I am glad that you liked it my friend.
I think you guys are about 7 hours behind our time here in South Africa and how amazing is your 12:12...12/12 story.
I hope that the date and time will be a special blessing for you guys.

12.12.2019 12:44

Now for a proper comment - WOWZERS! You did a wonderful job hunting and capturing La Luna, even though she kept playing peekaboo with the clouds. I'm hoping to have clear skies for our own moon show tonight, but I'm wicked jelly of your location - well worth the drive to the mountains! Thanks for sharing the beauty, @papilloncharity!

11.12.2019 20:26

Thank you my dear friend, and I believe that there is nothing like the mountains to really capture the effects of the full moon.
But in saying this, tonight at the ocean, after I had done the late sunset, let's see what the moon will show.
Blessings and thank you for the kind supprt!

12.12.2019 12:49

Oh, the hide and seek you had to play, but, you truly came out a winner! That is an incredibly beautiful shot and yes! Oh, envy for sure!

I believe here on the East Coast of the US, it will be late, but, it will most likely be covered up. I'm not a gambler, but, I do like to play tag with Mother Nature!

So, I will be taking my chance tonight and seeing what I come up with. I can hardly wait to see what else you got! :)

Have a great night!

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11.12.2019 21:35

@dswigle Thank you and remember that patience is the name of the game Lady Denise.
A friend on here informed me that the time of the full moon on the East Coast will be 12:12 on today's date of 12/12.
Certainly a great blessing for for you in this unusual timing and date.
A least I sincerely hope so!
Thank you once again for the kindness in your heart with the tip!

12.12.2019 13:09

You are always a pleasure!

12.12.2019 15:18

Just as you are my friend.
Same, same Lol

13.12.2019 09:49
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11.12.2019 21:35

You certainly are a Star Lady @dswigle
All blessings to you and thank you!

12.12.2019 13:10

your patience paid off great shots and finally some great clear shots of the moon :)

12.12.2019 01:09

Thank you JJ and please know that we are struggling with the power cut offs over here, so I am trying my best to keep up to date.

12.12.2019 13:12
12.12.2019 14:11

Thank you for the kind encouragement JJ and like you with your sore throat, we have to do what we can my friend!

13.12.2019 09:44

Hope you guys have a good weekend my friend!

13.12.2019 21:02

Great to hear my friend.
Rest and get well soon.

14.12.2019 15:22

Thanks my friend the first day on antibiotics always knock me but then I will bounce back a good excuse for a lazy weekend :) Posted with ![](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmbroYujK9LNd2s8zDKPUCADmseyJDuNbhwBPrrF7xM8FL/logo-comment.png)

14.12.2019 17:10

Enjoy and a happy Sunday to you guys my friend.

15.12.2019 13:15

Thanks My Friend, I was watching some of the Rugby Sevens tournament from Capetown, just now they did well hosting the tournament from what I have seen and read Posted with ![](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmbroYujK9LNd2s8zDKPUCADmseyJDuNbhwBPrrF7xM8FL/logo-comment.png)

15.12.2019 17:32

Heard on the radio that the Kiwis won the final my friend. Congratulations!

15.12.2019 18:46

Indeed they did a close game and a bit of a surprise as your team was the favorites but a good Tournmanet for the Kiwis winning both the mens and womansPosted with ![](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmbroYujK9LNd2s8zDKPUCADmseyJDuNbhwBPrrF7xM8FL/logo-comment.png)

15.12.2019 20:35

Glad for your part my friend.

16.12.2019 07:08

Gorgeous shots captured of the man in the moon, battling to get away from the clouds Stephen.

Still raining here in Durban, everything is dripping wet and I dread that sun coming out, we are going to be steam broiled for sure!

12.12.2019 14:13

Thank you Lady Joan and oh yeah, the humidity in KZN was always a big battle for me. I remember a time when you said that you so wish it would rain there Lol We actually prayed about it Lol

13.12.2019 09:48

Good news is some of the smaller dams have filled up a bit!

I did a rain dance when it started to arrive, then considered buying a surf board to get around, now growing mildew.

Back up plan if we have electricity, is to hide out under the air conditioner throughout summer months, patiently wait for our gorgeous winters to arrive.

We humans are "Oh So Fickle", Stephen.

14.12.2019 09:34

Hahaha, a lament of fickleness here Lady Joan.
Joy at first until the "buts" arrive.
But it rained too much, but the heats too bad and the entire process is repeated when winter arrives.
You are right, as we will always find something wrong in everything.
Blessings and happy summer!

14.12.2019 10:06

Never too cold for me, always layer up if necessary. Heat is awful, nowhere to hide, Oh well enjoy the summer.

16.12.2019 07:18

What can I say about the heat Lady Joan?
Too hot to go outside, too hot to stay inside, lethargic and bored.
Such is life hahaha

16.12.2019 12:24

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12.12.2019 18:04

Thank you kindly!

13.12.2019 09:59

What a great place to photograph the moon! Right between the mountains (which are beautiful themselves) was superb! Glad the clouds mostly cooperated.

12.12.2019 19:48

T hank you my friend, we share the love for the mountains.
Today, I have combined the ocean and the mountains, as we went to take the sun setting on the sea and a bit later the moon rising over the mountains from the beach. Will post about it a bit later!

13.12.2019 10:16

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13.12.2019 06:54

Wow! Thank you for the kind surprise @PHC and @jaynie.
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13.12.2019 10:25

Great job sir papilloncharity! Another very successful photo outing that we get to enjoy!

16.12.2019 05:12

Thank you my friend, it brings me great peace in my souls during these outings.

16.12.2019 07:29