Sunset and a Super Moon #happyfamilysummer

The ocean makes for a great escape for me and my girl. We are lucky to live so close to the beach. I love to go out in the evening when the traffic is not as bad and the beach is less crowded. When emotions are of a high and aggravated nature in the house, I find that a quick trip out to the beach to decompress usually helps to clear the cobwebs.

You may recall that there was a super moon a couple weeks ago. Watching a sunset was on our Summer Bucket List this year, so I thought it would be fun to watch the sunset while we waited to see the moon. Throw a big ice cream cone into the mix and you have yourself a pretty fun excursion!

This Ice Cream is Messy Me and my girl with ice creamMessiest ice cream cone ever, by the way…

Then my girl took the camera…

Ruby takes the camera

The coast of South Carolina where we are is at an odd angle, so sunsets are toward the “south” end of the beach. I forgot this when we were going to the pier…there’s a mighty big hotel in the way, blocking most of the sky and the sunset…

The Sunset at Folly Beach

So I was hopeful that the moon would be over the ocean for easy viewing…but wait, what are those? Clouds forming?

The Folly Beach Pier

As the evening waned on the clouds were building, so I wasn’t too hopeful that we’d be able to see any of the moon. So we went about our business of frolicking at the beach.

No beach frolic is complete without a pair of butterfly wings ;-)

Butterfly Girl at the Beach

Butterfly Girl in the Surf

Yup, more clouds…

Folly Beach Pier

Little One on the Beach

So the sun was down, it was nearly 9pm, and the clouds had built up quite a bit. I decided that we just might not see the moon tonight. So back at the car, I was changing my girl out of her wet clothes. When what do I see? But a crowd of people all lifting their cameras up in unison, pointing eastward.

(I forgot to mention that everyone and their brother with a camera was at the beach, waiting for the moon to appear.)

So I get my girl situated, and grab my camera in just enough time to see it peeking through the clouds, a tiny sliver. I’d say it showed itself for all of five minutes before it became blanketed by the clouds again. But it came out just long enough for me to grab a couple shots, and get some oohs and ahhs from my girl…

Super Moon my phone

Super Moon Folly Beach

A perfectly big, perfectly golden moon…

Now we could go home happy ;-)

Sharing part of my Summer Bucket List and linking up to the Nurture Photography Challenge (Gold/Evening is the prompt this week).

;-) Anna-Leigh


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5 Responses to Sunset and a Super Moon #happyfamilysummer

  1. Connie says:

    Beautiful moon shot!

  2. Molly says:

    Stunning! Worth the wait and I LOVE the wings


  3. Cheryl M says:

    What a lovely shot of that super moon! Great shots too of you and your little one having a fun day at the beach!

  4. Rebecca says:

    These are lovely photos, it looks like you guys had fun on the beach! Great shot of the supermoon :)

    Thanks for taking part in the Nurture Photography Challenge!

  5. Waffle cones, beautiful scenery, and butterfly wings…So perfect! Thanks for sharing with us in the Nurture Photography Challenge! Have a great day. :)

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