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Once In A Blue Moon: Happy New Year!

Once in a blue moon...  Setting moon on New Year's Day

New Year's Day 2010 ~ Last night marked the last "Blue Moon" on New Year's Eve for the next nineteen years.  I had planned to capture it before turning in, but the best laid plans...

This morning I woke at 6:45, grabbed the camera, and set off to capture that same Blue Moon before it disappeared over the western horizon.  As dawn broke, I was at the edge of Saguaro National Park and took this shot to share with you on the first day of the New Year.

Thanks for stopping by my blog; I expect that this will be a great year for your business and for mine.  Come back often; I'll be here!


EDIT:  Send me a snail mail address through Active Rain, and I'll be sure to mail you a postcard made from this photo.  (It's Bruce Brockmeier's fault...)


I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson, AZ Mortgage lender.

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Comment balloon 88 commentsMike Jones • January 01 2010 02:36PM
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