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June 13, 2016 / diannegray

Cat Moon

It was a cat moon kind of night on Friday night. I was out on the writer’s nook writing a short story when I looked up and saw this. For a brief moment I thought I was being stalked by a celestial feline (and there isn’t even a cat in the story – maybe I should add one).

Cat moon5

I also got some pretty cool pics of birds the other day. I’m going to send them to the local newspaper. Hopefully they’ll like them – I’ll let you know how I go.

*** Have a great week! ***





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  1. Jill Weatherholt / Jun 13 2016 9:33 am

    Wow! That’s an incredible shot, Dianne. The newspaper would be crazy not to publish it. I’ve never seen something quite like that. Thanks for sharing! xo

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    • diannegray / Jun 13 2016 9:42 am

      So glad you like it, Jill. I’m going to send the bird shots to the newspaper – I don’t think they’ll publish the moon shot because it’s now been published here. If they don’t publish the bird shots I’ll put them up here – YAY πŸ˜€

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  2. Theo Fenraven / Jun 13 2016 9:39 am

    Never heard of this before, but I like it. πŸ™‚

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    • diannegray / Jun 13 2016 9:43 am

      I haven’t heard of it either – I just thought of it when I saw the clouds in front of the moon πŸ˜‰

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  3. Sharon Bonin-Pratt / Jun 13 2016 9:40 am

    That’s an extraordinary photo of the moon! I guess that’s what you get when you hang around with clouds.

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    • diannegray / Jun 13 2016 9:45 am

      I hang out with the clouds and moon a lot, Sharon – particularly when I’m writing (head is always in the clouds) πŸ˜‰

      I’m so glad you like the shot xxx

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  4. Pagadan / Jun 13 2016 10:07 am

    Love the photo!

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  5. Jacqui Murray / Jun 13 2016 11:08 am

    That is an amazing photo. That’s got to inspire a story of some sort.

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    • diannegray / Jun 13 2016 12:16 pm

      Absolutely, Jacqui. The winter weather has been lovely here – nice, cool nights πŸ˜€


  6. Amy Reese / Jun 13 2016 12:24 pm

    How cool and such a nice cat moon to write by, Dianne, it’s so inspiring. πŸ™‚

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    • diannegray / Jun 14 2016 6:40 am

      It certainly was inspiring, Amy πŸ˜‰ I was a little taken back by it, but it was very cute! πŸ˜€

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  7. nrhatch / Jun 13 2016 1:01 pm

    Definitely the Cheshire Cat’s grin! Hope the papers like your pics.

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    • diannegray / Jun 14 2016 6:41 am

      I sent them yesterday, but have heard nothing yet – sheesh, I don’t now how good you have to be to get in there. I’ve sent some before of the geckos and just get ignored – LOL πŸ˜‰

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  8. Clanmother / Jun 13 2016 3:18 pm

    Sometimes the stars (and moon) line up at the right time!! Great capture.

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    • diannegray / Jun 14 2016 6:42 am

      Thank you so much – it’s all about timing! πŸ˜€ I hope the stars and moon line up with my writing soon πŸ˜‰

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      • Clanmother / Jun 15 2016 2:15 am

        Here’s a quote for you (and I confess that I am a quote hoarder)! “Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward. e.e. cummings


      • diannegray / Jun 16 2016 7:31 am

        Beautiful quote! And it’s great to be a quote hoarder – I love them πŸ˜€

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  9. Gallivanta / Jun 13 2016 6:17 pm

    Great moon photo. Enough to make a dog howl!

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    • diannegray / Jun 14 2016 6:43 am

      Haaaa – I wondered why the dogs were howling that night – lol πŸ˜€

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  10. the eternal traveller / Jun 13 2016 6:51 pm

    You looked up at just the right time Dianne.

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  11. Linda Hoyland / Jun 13 2016 10:07 pm

    What a great photo! I’ve never heard of a cat moon.

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    • diannegray / Jun 14 2016 6:45 am

      I haven’t either, Linda – I just thought of it when I saw it looking down at me like that. I wonder if there really is such a thing? πŸ˜€


  12. anotherday2paradise / Jun 13 2016 11:10 pm

    Wonderful image, Dianne! Perfect for a book cover, I would say. Good luck with your bird pics. Maybe I should send some of my iggy photos to one of our papers. πŸ˜€

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    • diannegray / Jun 14 2016 6:48 am

      They would DEFINITELY publish your Iggy pictures, Sylvia. I have sent pics of the geckos before and never heard back from my local paper. I think there’s a load of good photographers in this area and somehow I just don’t make the grade πŸ˜‰ Oh well, I’ll just keep trying. If they don’t take the pics I sent yesterday I’ll put them in my next post πŸ˜€

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  13. Marsha / Jun 14 2016 2:12 am

    There’s a little kitty cloud watching the cat, too. Very cool pic! I agree with Sylvia, it would make a great book cover.! πŸ™‚

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    • diannegray / Jun 14 2016 6:50 am

      I think so too, Marsha. Now I just have to write a book to match the cover. Maybe I could just call it Cat Moon (good grief – I’ve just had an idea!). Funny how that happens! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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      • Marsha / Jun 14 2016 7:07 am

        hehehe – easier said than done, right?

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  14. Bonnie / Jun 14 2016 5:22 am

    Such an awesome shot!! Wow! and yes to the persons above me saying it would make a great cover for a book!

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    • diannegray / Jun 14 2016 6:51 am

      Those comments have actually given me a great idea, Bonnie. I just love this blogging community – and it’s so wonderful to see you here! xxxx

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  15. Britt Skrabanek / Jun 14 2016 12:45 pm

    That’s bitchin’, Dianne! It’s a sign…the cat wants in. πŸ˜‰

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    • diannegray / Jun 14 2016 2:55 pm

      Haaa – I think you’re right, Britt! πŸ˜€


  16. agjorgenson / Jun 14 2016 1:44 pm

    Wow, you have good cloud karma!!

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    • diannegray / Jun 14 2016 2:56 pm

      I love ‘cloud karma’, Allen! What a great comment πŸ™‚


  17. restlessjo / Jun 14 2016 4:07 pm

    Just so long as the cat doesn’t demand royalties! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I love it, Dianne.


  18. harulawordsthatserve / Jun 14 2016 4:40 pm

    That’s just gorgeous Dianne! I definitely think there’s a cat somewhere out/up there wanting to be written about πŸ™‚ Fab – can’t wait to hear if the newspaper goes for your bird pics. Have a great week, dear multi-talented friend. H xxx

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    • diannegray / Jun 16 2016 7:28 am

      I haven’t heard back from the newspaper yet, Harula – so it looks like I might be sharing the bird pics with you πŸ˜€ xxx

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  19. Prior-2001 / Jun 14 2016 6:17 pm

    This moon feels a bit French to me – like a mustache – ha! But meow to the cat !


  20. Letizia / Jun 15 2016 9:01 pm

    I love the cat moon! Are the stars the little mice?


    • diannegray / Jun 16 2016 7:33 am

      Oh yes! That could be so true – I love your brilliant imagination, Letizia! πŸ˜€


  21. Luanne / Jun 16 2016 9:25 am

    How did you take that moon pic? It’s amazing. I can NEVER get anything decent of the moon or anything far away like that. Sigh. Jealous, I think!


    • diannegray / Jun 17 2016 2:48 pm

      Just good timing, Luanne πŸ˜€ I’m sure the moon is clearer here than it was when I lived in the city. I’m so glad you like it xxxx

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      • Luanne / Jun 18 2016 8:17 am

        It’s got to be the moon, not me or my iPhone haha.

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  22. pommepal / Jun 17 2016 7:51 pm

    That is a spooky image Dianne, it had me looking for the witch on her broomstick.


  23. helpwithyourlife / Jun 18 2016 4:26 am

    Messages come from interesting places, and seems like cat moon wants in on your story! So far, he got top billing in this post, so how crafty a cat it is! πŸ™‚


    • diannegray / Jun 18 2016 7:22 am

      Cats are indeed very crafty creatures. I have no choice but to write about a cat now – the message is clear πŸ˜‰


  24. Andrea Stephenson / Jun 18 2016 11:19 pm

    Wow what an amazing picture Dianne, so atmospheric!


    • diannegray / Jun 19 2016 8:14 am

      It was a real inspiration and now I’ve started writing about a cat (even though I’m actually allergic to them – but they’re very interesting creatures) πŸ˜‰

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  25. cocoaupnorth / Jun 19 2016 3:22 am

    What an awesome image, and timing to inspire your story! Happy writing.😊


    • diannegray / Jun 19 2016 8:15 am

      I’m so glad you like it, Cocoa! Thank you πŸ˜€


  26. EllaDee / Jun 19 2016 8:24 pm

    Typical cat, finding its way up to the highest vantage point 🐱


  27. Susan A Eames / Jun 19 2016 11:13 pm

    ‘It was a cat moon kind of night’ – what a great opening sentence that would be. Are you going to use it in your short story? I love the photo too.

    Susan at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos


    • diannegray / Jun 20 2016 5:59 am

      I’m certainly thinking about using it now, Susan. Thank you so much for the suggestion – I’m glad you like it πŸ˜€


  28. ParentingIsFunny / Jun 20 2016 2:41 am

    That is so funny! And do your moons really wax and wane up and down instead of left and right like they do in the Northern Hemisphere? Or is there just a well-placed cloud covering the top of the moon so perfectly?


    • diannegray / Jun 20 2016 6:09 am

      The ‘facing down’ moon is what it looks like in the tropics. If you go further north or further south it goes sideways πŸ˜€ I remember when I first came to live here I thought there was ‘something wrong’ with the moon – LOL πŸ˜€


  29. Kourtney Heintz / Jun 27 2016 3:26 am

    That’s a fantastic shot, Dianne! Truly freaky and cool. πŸ™‚ Glad you looked up and saw it and were able to capture it on film.


    • diannegray / Jun 27 2016 6:35 am

      I’m sure it was a sign (and you know as a writer – we should all watch for signs) πŸ˜€


  30. Minuscule Moments / Jul 23 2016 7:43 am

    Hey Dianne looks like Im a month behind in my reading how did the bird pics go?


  31. Elemental Quill / Aug 18 2016 12:50 am

    The Cheshire Cat is alive and well it seems. πŸ™‚


    • diannegray / Aug 23 2016 7:09 am

      Absolutely! πŸ˜€ Thanks so much for coming by my blog to say hello xxxx



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