Slow and steady

Moving slowly through the UK countryside


Full moon – awoooooooooooooooo

Beautiful pinkish corona around the moon

Corona around the moon

It’s a full moon tonight, which I was alerted to by this post, which suggested that full moon might be a good time for target setting.  The moon was beautiful both with a corona, glowing through light cloud cover, and when shining brightly all alone.  You’ll just have to imagine the owl that I could hear out there too – hoo-hoooooo.  No wolves though.

No targets set yet, but I’m thinking about them… maybe to take more photos?  And to find the thingamajig for attaching the camera to the tripod, as it doesn’t work so well just balancing it on top.  Hey ho.

Full moon

Full moon



One misty moisty morning

One fristy frosty morning,

When cloudy was the weather,

There I met an old man

All clothed in leather.

All clothed in leather,

With a cap on his head…

But what came next?  Well, that’s what I had in mind as I went to work this morning, with a heavy frost on the fields, and misty fogginess in the air.  But I couldn’t remember the ending.  Googling turned up various versions (though I’d converted ‘misty moisty’ into ‘fristy frosty’, and ‘Clothed all in leather’ to ‘All clothed in leather’ – presumably that’s how oral traditions come to have so many variants).  I don’t think my version ever had lines 5 and 6 below though.  A Steeleye Span version mentions a cap under his chin (which seems a strange place to keep it).

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I stopped the car to admire the frozen scenery and the sight of the sun rising on my left, and the moon still hanging in the sky on my right.

Sunrise on the left, moon still visible on the right (if you look hard)

Sunrise on the left, moon still visible on the right, just past 3/4 of the way across (very tiny)