3/31/2010

Punk. Punky.Punkiest.

And then one night, I looked out the window and couldn't believe my eyes. 
A big old pink moon was rising, bringing with it a warm southern wind
that bid farewell to winter.

I kept watch and kept wondering. Within an hour, it had morphed into a brilliant white light, hanging high over the river.

Songs have been written about moons like this. "It's only a paper moon, hanging over a cardboard sea" and "when the moon hits your eyes like a big pizza pie that's amore" came to mind while I was watching.
Then I looked downwards, and saw what was finally happening at 500 feet above sea level. The ice was moving. Out of the bay. Into the air. Under the surface. It was alive and shifting.
And less than twelve hours later, it was no longer a skating rink, it was pure punk. As in the ice is punky. It's dangerous, soft, spongy, not to be trusted. Don't you dare go near it ice!


Unless of course you're a duck, with feathers for brains pretty much...
You can see the different densities of the ice. In this case, the darker the colour, the more water laden, the more dangerous and the more punky it is. We learn to stay clear of all things punkish...until one day, we think about the meaning of punk again...
This cute little  girl can come and look, but no way is she allowed  within a mile of anything as  punky as that ice!

 

22 comments:

Erica Houskeeper said...

Those moon shots are amazing. Really nice!

Dave Lewis said...

...still laughing...pop came out my nose...

Martha Z said...

That would have been quite a moonrise to watch. As for punky ice, I have known of silly people who do not heed the warnings of such ice and put the lives of others in danger.

overtiredmum said...

The moon reflecting on the water is amazing - well done on catching the moon xo

Johnny Nutcase said...

What a great post...that moon is impressive, wow! Great photos!

ewok1993 said...

Your moon pix are so wonderful.

EG Wow said...

That was a fun post to read! I'm not sure about the little girl's hair-do, though. :) Her mom must have a great sense of humour!

Kcalpesh said...

I missed my camera so much when the other day I saw a nearly similar scene.. :-(

Your captures are stunning!

Pixellicious Photos

Diane AZ said...

Since I live in a warm climate, I don't know about things like punky ice. Fascinating post and I love the pink moon!

Neil Tasker said...

Lovely post Susan. Your top pic put me in mind of Nick Drake's 'Pink Moon'..... check it out, I'm sure you'll like it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sXDIutZEr4

robin andrea said...

Beautiful moon shots there, Susan. We haven't seen the full moon rise since we moved into the mountains six months ago. The trees block the horizon. If all goes well, we'll see it rise at the new place. Until then, pics like these remind me of all that splendid light.

Hildred and Charles said...

Very impressed with that beautiful pink moon, - lovely posting.

Wren said...

I hadn't heard "punky" applied to ice before this post, but then, I'm from down south.

I do love your big, beautiful moonscapes.

Wolynski said...

Love the moon photos - beautiful.

So the ice breaks up and and we've survived another winter - and anticipation is in the air...

Hope that little girl's parents didn't make her in their own image.

Jossie said...

Nice post. Beautiful shots of the moon. Never heard of punky ice but it sounds dangerous.

whatandysees said...

Cracking captures, we don't often see the moon like that!....:)

syel said...

wow! the pink moon was really a punk! and what a brave duck! i couldn't say so much about the punk girl though :D

syel said...

wow! the pink moon was really a punk! and what a brave duck! i couldn't say so much about the punk girl though :D

Spiderdama said...

Great moonshot! Very nice with the reflection in water
Wish you a Happy Easter;.)

Laura Hegfield said...

Wonderful photos and fun commentary. I particularly love the image with the orange moon reflected in the water...gorgeous!

Kelly said...

Haha! Wonderful post...funny and gorgeous photos too. Dean Martin is my all-time favorite singer and I love the pizza pie song!

Lori Skoog said...

Fabulous moon shots! That's not easy to do.