The Super Moon: A Slice of Life Post

 

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Hello everyone. I hope all is well with you. I’m back today with another Slice of Life Post.  I don’t know about you, but I was very excited about our Super Moon that appeared on Monday, only to be disappointed to find it obscured by a cloud haze. However, I did get to see it on Sunday and it was very bright and it seemed to loom above us like a luminous Chinese lantern.

Photo credit: Paul Anglada via Visualhunt / CC BY-NC-SA

I think it’s amazing that the moon hasn’t shined this bright for sixty eight years. I’m so glad I got to witness this Super Moon because I’ve never seen one before. I realize how vast our solar system is and the fact that there are other solar systems out there makes me feel very small.

I’ve always been intrigued by the moon and our solar system. In fact, our family watches the Universe channel quite a bit and I’ve learned so much about our planets and stars that I’m flabbergasted.

Photo via VisualHunt

Did you know that all the elements that are present in our bodies came from the stars? Doesn’t that just blow your mind? We are literally stardust.

Photo via Visual Hunt

When I think about the earth. I think about how it sustains life for us as well as many other species. I think about how the conditions must be just right in order to continue sustaining that life, and I realize how awesome our world is and how fragile it is.

There are so many things out in space that could destroy our planet, death stars, exploding stars, and asteroids just to name a few. I realize how amazing it is that our earth has been around for as long as it has.

I also realize that we need to take better care of our planet in order for it to continue to sustain life the way it always has. So let’s take care of our earth.  It’s the only one we’ve got. 🙂

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About Lisa Orchard

I'm a Young Adult Author with two new series, "The Starlight Chronicles" and "The Super Spies." The first one's a coming of age series and the second one's a mystery/thriller series. I'm also the mother of two boys who keep me hopping and they're my inspiration for everything. When I'm not shuttling my boys to school or a play date, I'm writing. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, hiking, or sometimes running. I love anything chocolate and scary movies too.
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22 Responses to The Super Moon: A Slice of Life Post

  1. The moon is always such a source of inspiration and reflection. Is it terrible that I found the super bright supermoon a super deterrent to sleep the other night?

  2. margaretsmn says:

    I saw the super moon briefly but was totally impressed by its brightness. Thanks for sharing your knowledge of our Earth today. We definitely need to be more vigilant in saving her.

  3. Yes, Lisa, this bright and beautiful moon does remind us that we need to be stewards of our planet. Thanks for the post. The illustrations are great.

    • Lisa Orchard says:

      Thanks for stopping by Diane and Lynne. I appreciate your time and kind words. I don’t feel this post adequately expresses all that I wanted to say, but there were time constraints on this one. 🙂

  4. Bernadette says:

    The universe is full of inspiration and it is all free. We just needed to look up this week to find it. It truly is a wonderful world.

    • Lisa Orchard says:

      I feel the same way, Bernadette! I see it not only in the moon but in nature too. The colors this fall were beautiful and so bright. I took so many pictures of trees, hoping to remember those awesome colors. 🙂

  5. Rosie Digout says:

    I didn’t see the moon myself but have seen photos on social media. I am always astounded by mother nature in all its glory. Each time Igo through the Rocky Mountains, I am simply amazed how glorious they are and how small we really are at the same time.

    • Lisa Orchard says:

      I hear you, Rosie! I’m in awe of our planet and the way everything is connected. It’s truly amazing. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! I hope to be at the SITS chat on Saturday. 🙂

  6. alr says:

    It was beautiful!

  7. Adrienne says:

    It’s been pouring rain in Oregon, so there was no sighting of the Super Moon. I also enjoyed it through the photos of others.

    • Lisa Orchard says:

      Awww…sorry to hear about the rain, but I’m glad you were able to see photos. My photos didn’t turn out so well. I think I needed a better camera to take pics of it. 🙂

  8. Christy B says:

    Your words here are poetic, Lisa. And a gentle reminder to be environmentally responsible. Thank you for raising awareness on caring for our Earth. On that same note, let’s care for one another too xx

  9. cvarsalona says:

    Lisa, I agree. Let’s take care of our earth. It is filled with wonders.

  10. The moon was really neat! 😀

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