Lunar Solstice  by zambianlass

Lunar Solstice

This is home. The tree is one I love. Instead of an evening run I took a walk (mainly because the cold is not going away... sniff, sniff). The moon is nearly full. My parents have flown to England today and were met by my very excited sister. So lovely for them to all be together. We are used to being apart but I miss them today. I always think it amazing that no matter where we are in the world, we can all see the same moon. Out here the bush fires and dust is making the sky very hazy. It makes the moon look like it has a little halo.

No. 9 | Top Twenty | Week 159
( http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-159)
Great silhouette and sky.
June 20th, 2013  
Fabulous colour and a heartwarming story.
June 20th, 2013  
What stunning colours and great composition. Great shot
June 20th, 2013  
A stunning shot. I hope that your cold abates soon.
June 20th, 2013  
Awesome and a huge FAV!
June 20th, 2013  
wowsers instant fav
June 20th, 2013  
great colours
June 20th, 2013  
There is going to be an amazing moon on the 23rd, best viewed in your part of the world. I hope you can get some shots. Fabulous picture, I just love that sky!!
June 20th, 2013  
Lovely photo Fav hope you feel better soon Fav.
June 20th, 2013  
Absolutely beautiful. What a great tree and a lovely composition. Feel well soon.
June 20th, 2013  
Just stunning. Fav!! Adore those colors!
June 20th, 2013  
Incredible shot. The colours are wonderful. Fav xx
June 20th, 2013  
I can understand why you would miss them today! Love the colours and composition here. Many thanks for the follow too, very happy to follow back.
June 20th, 2013  
What a great composition and a stunning sky. That lone tree looks glorious with that background and the moon above.
June 20th, 2013  
Great sentiment and beautiful photo. Fav!
June 20th, 2013  
Super fantastic photo. The intensity of the orange in the sky with the moon is amazing and the haziness really adds to the mood. It really is amazing that we all look at the same moon. Hope you're feeling better from your cold soon.
June 20th, 2013  
Wow I love it. How lucky you are to witness such wonders. Great shot. Definitely a fav for me.
June 20th, 2013  
So beautiful ZL
June 20th, 2013  
Such a beautiful shot and lovely write up, FAV
June 20th, 2013  
Too perfect, ZL. :o)))
June 20th, 2013  
Beautiful capture!!
June 20th, 2013  
Classic! Wow and instant FAV!
June 20th, 2013  
Wow...the sky is on fire! Love the moon too! Great silhouette! FAV
June 21st, 2013  
This shot is so beautiful! I love your description too!
June 21st, 2013  
Oh and fav! :)
June 21st, 2013  
a Fav for me. Excellent photo!
June 21st, 2013  
This is so very beautiful.
June 21st, 2013  
This is beautiful. Fav!
June 21st, 2013  
This tree has fantastic shape. Gorgeous colors.
June 21st, 2013  
Awesome shot! FAV!
June 21st, 2013  
Fav. superb!
June 21st, 2013  
Gorgeous shot, NIcki! Big FAV!
June 21st, 2013  
Wow instant fav! Stunning colours and love the silhouette ;)
June 21st, 2013  
Awesome!
June 21st, 2013  
beautiful shot - special tree too - fav
June 21st, 2013  
Absolutely adore this, such flaming colors snd the moon is perfect. Great composition. Fav
Fav
June 21st, 2013  
Beautiful image...wonderful words about the moon

I used the 'look at the moon' scenario with my kids when I was in hospital for several weeks and still do many years on :)
June 21st, 2013  
Beautiful, just love the warm colours.
June 21st, 2013  
This is a wonderful shot. Love that tree...fav
June 21st, 2013  
Oh my Nicky.... fav. Whay an absolutely stunning shot
June 21st, 2013  
Your comments and favs have been rolling in and they have all made me smile. Thank you all so much for making me feel better :-))

@richardcreese thanks so much Richard... glad you like it

@busylady ah thanks Judith... all your comments are so heartwarming :-)

@roseolivia so glad you like it, thanks Rachel

@steampowered Me too... I am enjoying making the most of all this lovely sympathy though ;-)

@paulavdmerwe oh wow Paula thank you so much :-) I am thrilled

@jenrobcarr Wowzers thank you for the fav :-))

@jayberg thank you

@silverlight oh really, I didn't know that... will make sure I have tripod and supersize lens at the ready :-)

@gerry oh wow Gerry, thank you so much for the fav and the well wishes... :-)

@plasticpilchard thanks Nicola, so glad you like it :-) nice of you to stop by :-)

@amandal oh wow Amanda, thanks so much for the fav :-) yay

@psychographer Lisa big thank you from me xx

@paulaw ah thanks so much for the follow, the fav and the lovely comment

@suesmith so glad you like it, thanks Sue

@mamamia ah thanks so much Joanne, hope you decide to carry on with your 365 :-)

@paula1 I always find it amazing that we all see the same moon... somehow makes our big world seem quite small really which is lovely when family and friends are spread around the world

@derekvickers thank you Derek. So happy I can share a little of my world with you

@beryl thank you Beryl

@heidihp thank you so much Heidi, so glad you like it :-)

@carolb too kind Carol :-)))

@pamknowler thank you Pam

@nana2r wow thank you so much Carren

@eyesmile thank you so much Gena, thinking of you so much this week with your sadness.

@luvmynynix so glad you like it, thanks soooo much Laurie :-))

@cathieg thanks Cathie - so kind

@janieb wow thanks Janelle

@bardejov thank you so much

@grannysue wow thank you

@fishy my goodness, never expected all these favs... thank you

@pflaume ah thanks soooo much Lisa - tooo kind...

@andrina oh wow thank you so much

@bizziebeeme thank you

@gozoinklings Thank you I love the tree... its wonky shape gives it character...

@susale you are soooo kind, thank you

@pixiemac the moon is special that way, how it makes you feel connected... thanks for your lovely comment Sarah

@hermann thanks Sally, glad you like it

@swilde oh wow thank you so much

@kcman5 too kind, thanks Cathy
June 21st, 2013  
Beautiful. Great colours and composition. Awesome.
June 21st, 2013  
Awesome capture!!
June 21st, 2013  
Instant fav. Superb
June 21st, 2013  
Love the shape of the tree in silhouette! Gorgeous colours too!
June 21st, 2013  
awesome!!1 a fav!
June 21st, 2013  
wonderful composition
June 21st, 2013  
@witchyjacq thanks Jacqui

@genesis_one thanks so much Corrie...

@lucypics ah thank you Lucy :-))

@marie65 glad you like it Marie

@mariyakey oh wow thanks so much Mariya

@kali66 thanks Kali
June 21st, 2013  
aah so pretty. Africa captured.
June 21st, 2013  
Amazing picture Awesome colours Fav
June 21st, 2013  
Saw this on pp, instant Fav. And I really like your intro about yourself, sounds like you have an interesting life. New follower.
June 21st, 2013  
Fantastic!
June 21st, 2013  
Wow, this is amazing! Stunning shot, an instant fav!
June 21st, 2013  
This is a real wow shot!
June 21st, 2013  
@dixon ah thank you

@estherhelen wow thanks so very much

@cazla ah thanks so much for the heads up that this was on the pp and also for the fav and the follow... :-)

@dstod thanks Dena

@cameraholic Oh Lena thanks so much :-)))

@phillchilton thanks Phillip
June 21st, 2013  
Completely stunning!!
June 21st, 2013  
@still_beachradish thank you so much
June 21st, 2013  
Congrats on PP. Well deserved!!
June 21st, 2013  
well done! stunning!
June 21st, 2013  
This looks like a beautiful painting a Fav
June 21st, 2013  
@silverlight thanks so much Cheryl. Was starting to think I had upset those magic monkeys hehe.

@hettie thanks Hettie

@snowy ah wow. Thanks so much Diana. So kind of you.
June 21st, 2013  
Fantastic image
June 21st, 2013  
Great color
June 21st, 2013  
Awesome shot.
June 21st, 2013  
Amazing colour. Fav
June 21st, 2013  
This is beautiful in it's simplicity.
June 21st, 2013  
Awesome colours and composition - very, very nice!
June 21st, 2013  
Gorgeous!
June 21st, 2013  
A wonderful shot - such stunning colour! - fav!

Ian
June 21st, 2013  
What a fabulous tree and with such beautiful lighting! FAV from me too! (You're going to blow that PP!)
June 21st, 2013  
Wow that is amazing. Favd
June 21st, 2013  
Very lovely capture.
June 22nd, 2013  
Here..another fav for this wonderful piece of artwork! :0) Love it
June 22nd, 2013  
Amazing shot.
June 22nd, 2013  
Beautiful
June 22nd, 2013  
very nice :-)
June 22nd, 2013  
Just gorgeous and a fav for me too.
June 22nd, 2013  
A fav! This shot just says Africa to me. Beautiful photo. Lovely words about the same moon.
June 22nd, 2013  
Caz
Gorgeous, love the colors,wow ! Fav and follow. ( I live far from my family too, so I know how you feel :)
June 22nd, 2013  
wonderful capture! beautiful golden tones and fabulous moment captured! fav!
June 22nd, 2013  
Fav for the Zambian sun and colours
June 22nd, 2013  
Just gorgeous, love the tones and the tree under that lovely moon.
June 22nd, 2013  
Beautiful capture Nicky. It is so difficult when we are far away from our loved ones.
June 23rd, 2013  
Absolutely stunning, get well soon!
June 23rd, 2013  
Beautiful color and lighting!
June 23rd, 2013  
Amy
just stunning!!
June 23rd, 2013  
Awesome ! Beautiful colors and love the lonely tree. Love your story too Nicky, so different than with my family...everyone within a 2 our ride with the car and most of them within an hour
June 23rd, 2013  
super lovely colour and processing. fav too!
June 23rd, 2013  
@killeen thanks so much

@carldry111 thanks Carl...

@hollandcrew glad you like it

@chezza thanks sooo much Cheryl

@hopelessromantic so glad you like it Peter, thank you

@malc thanks so much Malc

@colie thanks Colie

@fishers Ah thank you soo much Ian

@havrotb hehe thank you - only because you have all been so gushing and kind

@michelleyoung thanks so much Michelle

@skstein thanks Sandy

@espyetta oh yay thank you :-)))

@tammywammy thank so much

@corymbia thank you

@dart thanks

@happysnap thank you

@greenpeg ah so glad you like it - thanks so much

@cazann thanks so much Caz for your lovely words, fav and follow :-)

@wind_of_the_sothern_sea ah thanks so much :-))))

@khirsch yay thank you

@writingdays thank you

@elaine55 thanks Elaine for your sweet words



@ch1ppy_m1nton thanks Chippy :-))

@pandora thanks Susan

@amyamoeba thanks Amy

@sjouk so glad you like it, thanks so much Sjouk :-)

@jerwinkie Thanks Jerwinkie - yay :-)))
June 24th, 2013  
Such a beautiful capture. The color is just incredible. I would never tire of seeing this.
It's funny, I was saying the same thing to my hubby last week about the moon. I have lived most of my life in a different country than my family, as well. They are all in the UK while I am in the NW USA.
June 24th, 2013  
very beautiful!
June 24th, 2013  
I love this. so simple but beautiful . a fav.
June 25th, 2013  
beautifully composed. love the colours. fav
June 25th, 2013  
Double congrats on TT! awesome!
June 28th, 2013  
Congrats on the TT. Well deserved.
June 28th, 2013  
Congrats on the TT!!!!!
June 28th, 2013  
Congrats on TT with two shots, well done
June 28th, 2013  
Congrats on another in the TT :)
June 28th, 2013  
Such a beautiful shot, fav!
June 29th, 2013  
Nia
Congratulations - 2 on TT! I wondered why I hadn't seen either of these 2 shots as I thought I was following you after your zebra shot, I must've not clicked the button! Darn it, but corrected
June 29th, 2013  
Congratulations. Great shot and colours.
June 30th, 2013  
Breathtaking amazing photo. FAV
June 30th, 2013  
Oh, now I've seen it's a double TT for you this week :) Double congrats then :) Amazing shot! Love the simplicity and that crazy color! Fav!
July 1st, 2013  
What a beautiful shot and lovely story.
July 3rd, 2013  
Stunning shot.
July 3rd, 2013  
Gah! Carolyn used my reaction already. Still correct, though: Stunning!
July 4th, 2013  
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