Friday, June 21, 2013

Spring Tide, Super Moon and Tonic for My Soul

If the sky were completely cloudy and I had lost track of what day it was, I'd still know that either a new or full moon was about to happen.

Why?  The Spring Tide.  This is the name for the tide that occurs at the time of the full and new moon and is 20% higher than normal.  When researching a link for Spring Tide, I learned something new.  Because we are having a super moon this weekend, and today is the Summer Solstice, the tide is called Perigean Spring Tide.

 A sure sign of the Spring Tide where I live is water in this small inlet.  Normally the incoming tide never makes it into this area. 
I'm sure the Sable Palms don't appreciate the intrusion of salt water.

Last evening, we walked the dogs here, one of my favorite places in our neighborhood, the 17th hole of our golf course.

If I had my way, I'd pitch a tent right here and call it home. Walking the 17th is always tonic for my soul.
Have a happy and safe summer! Look up at night this weekend and catch the moon :)


  1. Oh, it was pretty bright this morning around 2:30! I had my bedroom window open and it was so quiet with the brightness of the moon shining down = lovely. Waiting for that big moon to shine and wishing for clear skies!

    1. Rhonda, I love when I wake up at night the the rug is lit up with moon shine :)

  2. pam, is this not wonderful news about the super moon, I know you will be out there painting all its beauty:)Cant't wait to see your work, Ill be looking up around 11pm when I take the dog out will be thinking of you when I'm looking up:)
    Have a wonderful evening,