Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreaming

dreamy moon
Dreamy Moon

We have a valley behind our house in which is nestled a small guesthouse and a potting shed. We often sleep in the guesthouse, ourselves, because . . . um . . . because we can sleep better there. It’s quieter there. Simpler.

One night the moon was rising over it, behind a fantastical mist, and I attempted a few shots of it.

I was pretty sure I would make mistakes.

I have no idea how I got it, but here it is.

I discarded several attempts, due to my lack of knowledge about how to make a good picture of this sight. However, I think I did capture the essence of the beauty of the valley in one mistake:

I caught the moon in action.

All my life, I’veย thought it was just rising and shining, but here we clearly see that it actually comes and goes. I actually caught it in the very act of dropping in. Of course, it brings quiet and dreams with it, right?

catch the moon
Catching the Moon

Published by Katharine

Katharine is a writer, speaker, women's counselor, and professional mom. Happily married for 50 years to the same gorgeous guy. She loves cooking amazing homegrown food, celebrating grandbabies, her golden-egg-laying hennies, and watching old movies with popcorn. Her writing appears at Medium, Arkansas Women Bloggers, Contently, The Testimony Train, Taste Arkansas, Only in Arkansas, and in several professional magazines and one anthology.

25 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreaming

    1. Bringing enjoyment to those who bring it to us: one of life’s finest pleasures! SO GLAD you enjoyed it. Not the best quality photography, but I was having fun, and caused a diversion for you, in your busy existence. Yay! ๐Ÿ™‚ You go on the book, Dearie, and TAKE OFF THAT CAST! ๐Ÿ˜‰

        1. Mmm. I am writing a book, actually, but it’s about how to endure suffering unjust treatment. (I’m an expert, which explains why I love hilarity — an escape.)
          Hey, maybe I should include a chapter about escaping from time to time, to rest from the brave front and just turn off the phone.
          Hey, I could offer my little guesthouse for low rent to the suffering! Hmm. Would have to fix the leak . . .
          I REALLY do (as in: not joking now) REALLY do think I should include a chapter on how we should get away, when and if possible. Great idea! You have inspired an entire CHAPTER and I WILL give you credit and a link to your book! ๐Ÿ™‚

          1. Definitely include a chapter on that!! Love the concept of sleeping in the guesthouse and hearing the night settling in…how peaceful, leak and all ๐Ÿ™‚

            1. Hi, Kate! Yes, it is peaceful and the leak only happens during enormous downpours when the ground is already saturated, because it is in a valley. ๐Ÿ˜‰
              It’s even peaceful there in the mornings, when we wake up, as I wrote in the post I’ve linked in this one. It’s just a peaceful place, you’re right.

  1. Sleeping in the guesthouse or the guest room is a good getaway for a couple, especially if there are children at home (with the proper supervision). What a treat to have such a beautiful night!

    1. Debby! So glad you could stop by! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for this kind comment, Friend! You’d be welcome, too — in fact, wouldn’t it be fun to collect a whole group of blog friends for an overnighter! ๐Ÿ˜€

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