Two-State Boogie

It was a freezing cold 40-something degrees in South Carolina today.  Hey I’m a born New Yorker, so that isn’t a complaint, just a little backdrop.  At this point in my life, everything is up in the air and I feel a little like a snow bird – you know those people who only head south in the winter.  I’m here now, but not sure where I’ll be next.  Actually for the first time in my life I feel free.  It must be showing on my face because someone actually told me today that I seemed like a traveler.  Hey … travel writing, there’s a possibility.

Anyway, I’m getting away from the subject.  I live really, really close to the NC/SC state line so driving to Charlotte, North Carolina for a piece of pizza is not a big deal – especially when it’s Luigi’s Pizza, the closest thing to a New York pie I’ve ever had here or anywhere besides the tri-state area.  It was after 6:oo PM and the Sun was setting as the waxing Moon was rising.  Luckily I had my trusty camera with me.

Waxing Moon, Charlotte NC

Waxing Moon, Charlotte NC

I took my picture in the parking lot, got my slice of pizza, ate it on my drive back and decided to stop at the church cemetery by my house to shoot the Moon again from the south side of the border.  The church, which was founded in 1768, and it’s beautiful and still very active.  The cemetery dates back to before the Revolutionary War.  There is a lot of history here.

I just happened to meet a girl there who was visiting family and she knew a lot about the history of the area – she’s related to the family that formerly lived in the now-abandoned mansion down the street, so we decided to exchange numbers and go exploring one day soon.  Life sure is strange these days, but those are all stories for another day.

Waxing Moon, Lake Wylie, SC

Waxing Moon, Lake Wylie, SC

(click on pictures to enlarge)

Anyway, since there there’s a full Moon in Libra this week and Libra is represented by the scales of justice (two-sided) and it’s the sign that represents partnerships (two people), I thought it appropriate to take a view of the Moon from two states.  I don’t know if I’ll be crossing the border on the day of the full Moon, so like I always say, when you can get a shot, take it, because you never know when you’ll get another chance.


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