Sunday, January 10, 2016

Moonrise Over the Land of Enchantment

Sometimes there are moments in your life that will stay in your heart and soul forever. Just thinking of them will lead you back into a land of dreams and longing - longing for the beauty of nature.


We experienced a moment like this when we were traveling in New Mexico over the holidays. We were on our way from Santa Fe to Colorado on Christmas Eve, driving along the almost deserted Interstate 25 when we saw the moon rising over the horizon. It was the biggest moon I had ever seen, painted in a very soft pink. It was almost magical.

Since I was driving on the freeway I couldn't stop on the road and had to wait for the next exit which we reached after five more miles. By then the moon had already risen further up into the sky, but still held the same magic as a few minutes before.


Of course I couldn't resist turning the moon into a pole dancer.


New Mexico calls herself the "Land of Enchantment" - I didn't have to look far to find out why.


Of course with increasing darkness and a higher moon the first magic slowly vanished. But the Christmas moon still was wonderful and has found a safe place in my memory.




17 comments:

Barb said...

I was in Denver and missed this moon. Your photos show the wide open spaces in NM and CO. I love the lamp post moon!

windrock studio said...

One of my very favorite images ... I love your magic, Christmas Eve moon.

Monika + Bente said...

Wow, das sind wunderbare Bilder - und toll inszeniert.

Liebe Grüße - und ein tolles Jahr - Monika

Sally H said...

Beautiful! Such wonderful colours and a serene vision of calm. Thank you for sharing x

Lisa Comperry said...

I have a friend working a travel assignment in New Mexico..I was offered a position to travel alongside her which I couldn't accept at the time..Grrr..Love your pics! New Mexico is so beautiful..I haven't been there since I was a child :-)

honey said...

These images are breathtaking.

JoZart Quilts said...

What an eye you have in capturing such moments and making beautiful lasting photographic art.
Happy New Year to you and yours,
Jo x

Michelle said...

Just gorgeous!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How beautiful. I remember how very, very blue the skies are in New Mexico...and so clear...like they would go on forever.

KB Bear said...

I always go out for the rise of the full moon, hoping to get photos. We had too many clouds here on Christmas Eve. Thank you for your fabulous photos - it does look like the land of enchantment.

Elephant's Child said...

Simply sublime.
A moment to have and to hug to yourself , and to bring out for comfort on dark days and darker nights.
Giggling at the moon pole dancing too.

Willkommen auf meiner Kreativseite. said...

Schön, wie du die Stimmung eingefangen hast. Tolle Fotos.

LG
Renate

Linda Kay said...

Beautiful moon, and I love your shot of the one perched on the fence post.

The Chilly Dog said...

Gorgeous shots! Thank you for sharing.

Pamela Gordon said...

These are beautiful photos of the Christmas moon. It was a beauty here as well.

joliefemme said...

Lovely images! Glad you enjoyed passing through!

Magic Love Crow said...

Pole dancer! LOL! Your pictures are truly magical! The Christmas moon was breath taking! I will always remember her!