Saturday, March 19, 2011

moon over ayaori

Last evening I watched a great big, beautiful moon climb into the sky from behind bare branches. It was breathtaking. Light was still fading from the sky and the rising moon looked almost like a sunrise. Tonight is the actual full moon and I shall not want to miss it. It's a perigee moon, which is why it looked so much more dramatic than usual. The moon in this postcard was shot over Ayaori, my old neighborhood in Tono. I heard this morning from a friend there. He says that evacuees from the coast are now in the town, which itself has run out of gasoline and kerosene and is almost out of food. For now they have rice. Supplies are still not reaching this part of northeastern Japan.