The Current Normal – Once in a Blue Moon

The phrase ‘ once in a blue moon ‘ meaning something rare or unusual came as a result of the vast eruption of the volcano on the Pacific island of Krakatoa. Archive: On This Day Some three years later, in March 1946, an article entitled ” Once in a Blue Moon ” appeared in Sky & Telescope (page 3). Whats a Blue Moon?

(Source: the Free Ditionary)


A blue moon is an additional full moon that appears in a subdivision of a year: either the third of four full moons in a season, or a second full moon in a month of the common calendar.

(Source Wikipedia)

Last night, before retiring to gain my “extra hour of sleep” from the pending time change, I popped outside to capture the blue moon. It truly was spectacular and to my mind, a sign of hope, that the impossible is POSSIBLE.

Full disclosure:

  • My feature shot has been tinted blue.
  • The two full moon shots show the shot as taken and a sharpened shot for comparison
  • The quadrant shots are on digital zoom, which takes a closer shot by just making stuff up, you know, kinda like politicians……………..

Once in a Blue Moon©

Once in a Blue Moon, we have a chance so rare,

to do something better and something more fair.

To look at things from both sides, then decide,

to not vote with ignorance, to not deride.

Look at the whole person, not just other’s lies,

choose who will lift you up and most help you rise.

United we stand, but divided we fall,

choose not one policy, consider them all.

Choose those who fix problems, not just affix blame,

target the act, not actor in the blame game.

Do not allow others to choose your scapegoat,

you can choose the world you want, with just one vote.

Best of luck to all my Southern friends on November 3, 2020. I have faith in you.

Published by kagould17

After working for 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 3+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wanted me to do has been rewarding. While I still miss the social aspect of working with a team of great people, I have managed to keep in touch with many from my former team and I have many friends and family members who now fulfill this part of my life. Now that my Patty has retired, we are able to spend more time in pursuits and with people who are near and dear to us. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may not become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

6 thoughts on “The Current Normal – Once in a Blue Moon

  1. I love your moon photos and your poem, Allan. I was very excited to see the Blue Moon, but the sky was overcast and the moon was barely visible through the heavy cloud cover. As my next door neighbour just said: there are no treats this year, only tricks! Thanks for sharing and have a good day 😀 Aiva

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    1. Beautiful clear night here and I just popped out the back door around 9 ish. There was a bit of humidity in the air, but the moon was so bright, I did manage a decent focus lock. Too bad about your part of the world. Thanks for reading and commenting Aiva. Have a great week. Allan

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