Well, OK, so we didn't go sailing under the full moon. But I did wander outside and snap this pic -
|Taken with Nikon D7000 with 70-300mm zoom set at 300mm, using tripod and remote shutter.|
In Japan, moon viewing is called Otsukimi and is often accompanied with eating dongo (rice dumplings) made of mochi (a sweet short grain form of rice). Japanese folklore says there is a rabbit on the moon who pounds mochi. Here is the outline of the rabbit and its stone pounding bowl. Can you imagine it? I find it a little easier than the Western tradition of the "man in the moon". But not much. Perhaps some sake would help.
|Courtesy Wikipedia Commons|
Until next, sweet sailing.