Wednesday, 29 February 2012

The 29th of February.............................................. and todays quarter Moon

It's a quarter Moon tonight... looks like a half moon but we only see one side of the sphere.. so it's a quarter.
This hasn't happened on the 29th of February since my Mum was four years old in 1935...

 ...it won't happen again until 2088.

I took her outside this evening to show her something she had lived through before... and I won't see again.
It was a priceless moment.... she couldn't get her head around what I was trying to show her.

The memory of the quarter moon during the leap year of 2012 will stay with me for ever..

29 comments:

Furry Bottoms said...

That is profound. I am so glad you got to share that moment with her!

Carole M. said...

our Mum's get a kick from the personal touch with technology that we can impart in ways like this Andrew, even though it's hard going for them to take on board some times. A great photo from you!

Scriptor Senex said...

Facsinating. I just showed it to my son (born 1988) and pointed out that if he lived to be a hundred he'd have to get them to wheel him out on Feb 29th so he could see it again!

Bob Bushell said...

That is nice, half moon.

Jerry said...

A lovely post Andrew. Reminds me of the importance of savouring every special thing that comes along - however large or small. By the way, looking forward to more videos
too!

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

A wonderful post, Andrew.. sniffle-sniffle, it really touched my heart.
Thanks so much for sharing your moment in time.

TexWisGirl said...

awww. you're a cute son.

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Your mom is lucky to have you (and vice-versa I'm sure)! I didn't know that about tonight's moon. Thanks!

Sondra said...

a wonderful thing to share with your mom Andrew so glad you got to do that!!!WE Have lots of rain clouds so no moon will be seen here tonight..

Gillian Olson said...

That's a wonderful thing to share with your Mum.

Rose said...

I'll be long gone before it happens again!

heyBJK said...

I wasn't aware of those particular facts. I did go out and shoot of pics of the moon tonight, though. Very nice to share that with your mother!

holdingmoments said...

What a great moment to share with your mum Andrew.

grammie g said...

HI Andrew....What a sweetheart you are to realize that,and point that out to your Mum! : }
Thanks for sharing ...I didn't realize that ...you learn something every day ; }
Grace x

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I did not know about this. Went out to take a look and sure enough, just like you said. I tried to get a picture of it, but not sure how good it came out. I'll have a better camera in 2088.

cieldequimper said...

Hello Andrew, I'm fine thanks very much. So much better now that I know where this nutter comes from.

I haven't seen the moon in a while, I wouldn't even have known :-(

Your Mum is a couple years older than my Dad...

BlueShell said...

I like that moon!
Thank you...
Kisses

joo said...

It't amazing, isn't it? I love the photo!

Ruby said...

Lovely Moon. Thanks for sharing this photo!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

A very special moment.

Denise said...

How wonderful Andrew, and what a treasured moment that will always be.

Pantherka said...

Beautiful, Andrew!
Greetings.

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

Well done Andrew, glad you and your mum enhljoyed it.
I totally forgot about it

Reena Walkling said...

I didn't know! Darn! Oh well, it was rainy and cloudy anyway last night so i wouldn't have done me any good. But a joy to see and know.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

That's so sweet, Andrew!!!

Just wanted to let you know: I clicked on Post a Comment on your page just now & the screen flashed white, then it started trying to download something to my computer, so I immediately stopped it. The pop-up window had been minimized in the background & I'm thinking that's what the flash of white was.
Something similar happened on my blog a while back & come to find out, a virus was trying to attach itself somehow from one of the html codes I have linked to my blog, which I narrowed down to Photoshop... It happened one other time that turned out to be an ad from some company.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful colorful boats on the picturesque island.

Chatty Crone said...

Nice shot and info andrew. sandie

Veronica said...

Very nice!!

Inger-M said...

Great shot and great post, thanks for sharing!