monday monologue - the moon and other things

A long lovely weekend 
freezing cold 
did not stop me 
even got to see a couple of good movies

there was that moon, 
the Hunter
(I've been corrected)
it was the
WOLF moon 
big and bright 
rising early 
setting late 

last Friday
I caught it on my way home from the office 
the following night I tried again 
but clouds hid her from sight

much to my surprise 
the following morning
stepping out
of the house
I looked to my right 

there she was 
still there hanging over the Hudson

I went back in
got the BIG camera 
snapping off several shots, 
each time fussing with the focus

a decent shot 
oh so dark 
do you hear those pounding hoofbeats?
to the rescue

sort of

you'll need to click on it to see the foreground 
but the detail of the moon itself?
neat, huh

Annie and Jules came to play
we had lunch at Atlantic Grill
it was so frickin' freezing 
we were lucky to find a parking space 2 blocks from the restaurant

I hear you say parking?
Jules and Annie drove in from Connecticut 

 walleye tuna burger and fries

 eggs benedict on smoked salmon on a latke (potato pancake)

wild mushroom & asiago ravioli 
pancetta, aged balsamic, roasted mission fig

 Old Bay Dusted Fries

(sharing with Weekend Cooking over at Beth Fish Reads)

me, Jules and Annie

After lunch we stopped in at the American Folk Art Museum gift shop

 Jules models a mask

I found a necklace of hearts
(in the photo there are 3, I only bought 1)

I was 


(except for the moon all the photos were taken with iPhone4)

got to see 
The Descendants
I loved it
Hawaii is almost as nice on the eye as George Clooney

Toonman says its not the best of the year, 
he believes The Artist is

also saw
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
a very slow but involving film
the cinematography made me wish I had captured some of the scenes with my camera

I enjoyed having you along
hope you had a good time
I sure did