A very happy birthday to my dear exuberant friend [livejournal.com profile] ekaterin24 aka [personal profile] zlabya!!!! I'm so glad we've gotten to be friends the last year--having you nearby makes my life so much better and fuller. I hope you've had a great birthday. Here is a sparkler tree for you as a birthday candle on an earth cake:

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A tulip poplar pretending to be one of Gandalf's fireworks--the one behind the fire station I told you to look up at, but taken a week ago. And here's your birthday moon:

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The supermoon rising over Greenbelt Lake a quarter hour after sunset this evening. Not that I can tell if it's any bigger than a regular full moon. If you look really close, you can see a gray dot along the shoreline a half inch from the left side of the pic--that's a great blue heron who just landed.

I also want to wish a happy belated birthday to [livejournal.com profile] just_ann_now! I hope it was a good one and there's a closer supermoon pic below for you.

Today I went to a brunch and movie in DC with my Jewish Lesbian group--it wound up being just 2 of us. But kibitzing over brunch and seeing a good movie was just what I needed today. We saw Denial with Rachel Weisz. It's about the 1996 trial in the UK between historian Deborah Lipstadt and Holocaust denier David Irving who was claiming libel against her. Wonderfully paced and well done.

I listened to interviews with Bernie Sanders and Michael Moore about the election on the radio on the way home, and they were calming. Then I took a walk and snapped the above supermoon pic and the one below the cut. So a much better day than the rest of the post-election week (excepting a lovely walk with [profile] zblaya on Friday and talking with ya'll.)



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From: [personal profile] zlabya


Thank you for my beautiful birthday pictures, including "my" supermoon! I've been having a lovely day sleeping a lot, doing some gardening, and talking with husband in person and family on the phone.
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a sparkler tree for you as a birthday candle on an earth cake

That's a beautiful verbal image! I also especially love the distant supermoon and heron cap.

Holocaust denier David Irving

::breaks out in allergic hives because UGH::
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I always enjoy your photographs--they are incredible! But the tulip poplar is rocking my world! May I have permission to make an icon from it, crediting you as the photographer?
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I had the blacked out icon on Facebook, which I will replace with this one, and also use it in Dreamwidth (which I keep hoping to start using more!).

I love the backstory: there is one or more alternate universes out there where Hilary won.

It took me a night's sleep to tease out my first association with the picture (haven't been sleeping much/well the last week), but I woke up this morning and realized it was this:

"He saw no colour but those he knew, gold and white and blue and green, but they were fresh and poignant, as if he had at that moment first perceived them and made for them names new and wonderful." (The Lord of the Rings, "Lothlórien," Book Two, Chapter VI.

Thank you! I have not been commenting much, but your pictures are always a joy to see.

Edited Date: 2016-11-15 03:41 pm (UTC)
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*nods* Yes, I was v. disappointed in the Lothlorien of the film (too dark!). That, and Ithilien (the very very short time we were there), were the most disappointing places in the film (Moonset over Ithilien was the best part of it)--other than that, I loved so many of his locations/places!
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