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:

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:

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: [identity profile] addie71.livejournal.com

Omg, that first picture is amazing! I'm glad you had such an enjoyable day today. :)

From: [identity profile] shirebound.livejournal.com

Ohhh, the reflection! What an awesome shot.

From: [identity profile] julchen11.livejournal.com

All pictures are amazing! Thank you for sharing, my friend.
ext_28880: Gift from Frodosweetstuff :) (go outside)

From: [identity profile] lbilover.livejournal.com

Beautiful, calming pics. Much needed right now. Thanks! *hugs*

From: [identity profile] aliensouldream.livejournal.com

Beautiful moon pics, love. I'm glad you're feeling a bit better. That tree really is a beauty.


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