Thursday, May 2, 2013


Last week on Wednesday night we were supposed to see the full moon.  I thought it would be gorgeous over the water.  But it was a pale, unimpressive thing and then the clouds covered it up.

We had to wait until Thursday night for the really big show - an April (Pink) Moon. And it really was pink!  I was like a kid being shown a really neat toy for the first time, telling Sweetie, come here now and take some photos for me!!  It had to rise above a pink cloud bank just at the edge of the water and really looked pink when it came up. 

And keeping with the pink theme, here were some other pink things we saw during our trip.

A roseate spoonbill at the Alligator Farm in St. Augustine.  The huge number of alligators they keep there are protectors of the birds, keeping predators away from their eggs and babies, so thousands of egrets, wood storks and roseate spoonbills nest there and raise their young every spring - what a racket they make!!


A beautiful little "pink" ibis at the Jacksonville Zoo (we spent 3 hours there walking around before our flight home that evening).

And everyone's favorite, the elegantly pink flamingoes, swimming towards the shore to get their flamingo food (did you know Purina makes all kinds of animal feed, including flamingo feed that keeps their feather so pink when they are in captivity and can't eat the crustaceans that make them pink in the wild?).

I hope you are having a pink day - pretty, fun and easy-going :)


Sadami said...

~(*o*)~! ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ·.•*•♫°•♫·.•ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ !!

CrimsonLeaves said...

Such wonderful photos!

MILLY said...

Gosh the pink moon is beautiful, I would have felt like you too seeing it like that. A great post on a pink theme, lovely photographs. Are you going to paint something pink now?

RH Carpenter said...

:) Sadami!

Sherry, thanks. Glad you enjoyed them.

Milly, it was pretty amazing to me. I don't think I've ever seen a pink moon. I have to paint something - haven't done much since I've been home!

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Wow, a great shot of the moon and luck you... rookery birds! Our moon was orange! Guess we have different air pollutants up here.

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Rhonda - the moon is beautiful...and I never knew that about the pink flamingo - thank you for sharing your lovely pics.

Carol Blackburn said...

love, love, love your flamingo shot, hope all is well with you

RH Carpenter said...

Pam, I do think it depends on what's in the atmosphere around the moon and at the ground level. It was great to see a pink moon knowing April is the Pink Moon month :) It became more orange and golden as it rose in the sky.

Debbie, glad you enjoyed the photos and the new information - yes, they are pale if they aren't eating the food that makes them pink.

Thanks, Carol! All is well - my right foot is healing after having a day off it and just lazing around - seemed like a temporary pain from walking or airplane or whatever - certainly not old age! ha ha