Did you see the moon last night?

It’s a waxing gibbous moon and won’t be full until next Wednesday but my little old iPhone XS didn’t do a terrible job with this (lightly apped via Instagram) photooo.

Seeing the moon like this always reminds me of an old song that was on the radio when I was in high school back in the Jurassic Age. I didn’t remember the name or band (and probably didn’t know it then) or most of the lyrics but the refrain always kind of “woke me up”. “Did you see the moon last night? Hung like a Chinese gong.” [Drag out gong something like gah-a-ah-a-ong.] Hey, now we have The Google! The song is “13 Questions”, the band is “Seatrain”, and the lyrics (except for the refrain) are gobblety-gook. Oh, and hey, The Google lyrics call the moon a Chinese “ball”. Um, noooo, I do not think so. Gong gong gong gong! The moon may be an orb but to our eyes, it HANGS in the sky like a GONG! Nevertheless, I liked the song then and I still do.

And then it raaaaainnnned. And rained. And rained. And rained. And we needed it. Most weather apps were predicting rain starting sometime during the night. It did not. It was a hot sticky night. The rain finally began just about the time I was gonna get up and take my 0-skunk-30. Thunder was involved so I bagged that. And then it stopped. And I thought oh crap, we’re not gonna get anything good. But then. It started again and rained HARD off and on into the afternoon. Thunder rumbled the entire time even when it wasn’t raining. We NEEDED it. Did I already say that? It is FINALLY a wee bit cooler!

And so, work all day, Argus order delivered in the afternoon (eggplant parm is in our near future), Plum order to pick up tomorrow morning. Lots of chores on the weekend schedule. The Happy Hippie Hostel is far enough away that I don’t have to kick the boyz out yet 🐽🐽🐽

One Response to “Did you see the moon last night?”

  1. Margaret Says:

    I drove myself nuts trying to figure out songs, TV shows, actors, etc. before google. It is nice to have info at our fingertips. If only I were better at remembering accurate lyrics! We need more rain, but it’s looking like sun, sun and more sun–but temps in the 70s and low 80s.