Monday, June 1, 2009


I took this photo on my way home from the city at close to midnight Sunday night. I love seeing a big yellow moon hanging low in the sky, reflecting on the glassy black surface of the river.

It's a half-moon, which is hard to see because of the quality of my photo but also because of the light cloud blurring the edges of the moon.

I know this is going to sound strange, but I like walking along or across the river in the dark on my own on a clear, fine night. It's so quiet and peaceful and the city is a beautiful sight. Needless to say I'm not scared of the dark nor do I worry about what might be lurking in it.


Jayne said...

That bend in the river is just the icing on the cake with that shot.

Frisky Librarian said...

Thank you, Jayne. I just wish it looked as good in my photo as it did to my naked eye.

Fantastic Forrest said...

It's not strange at all. It's a wonderful experience. And I'm so glad you shared the picture with us. Some people live in constant fear, regardless of whether it is dark or light, about what is lurking out there. I say go out and enjoy it. We shouldn't be stupid and expose ourselves to truly dangerous places, but we shouldn't be afraid of getting out from behind locked doors.

Frisky Librarian said...

Hi Fantastic Forrest. Yes! I'm glad to hear someone else say it! I refuse to live in fear (and since I don't have a car I can't really avoid walking around in the dark, especially in winter). So many people are so fearful - I know grown women who are scared to stay alone in their own home when their partner is away. It's just silly.

Ludwig said...

Yes, that is one of the reasons why I still go jogging so late at night! The run around the park is or by the sea is just so refreshing - I know that I get the 'tut tuts' and shush up about it to the general ordinary body because they think I'm such a loony - but the joy of feeling the cool air on your face and seeing the night shadows and city at night is just quite simply worht it - the ecstasy outweighs the risks. Sorry about the pretentious gig last night! But thanks for weirding it out with me....:)