Howling Wolf Moon


Last night we experienced a unique Lunar Eclipse. Our January (winter) Blood Moon, or Wolf Moon, occurred with the red phase around midnight. It was directly overhead, so not as big as if it had just come over the horizon. I shot several photos with my 200mm zoom lens, but not having a tripod left my images quite shaky. I liked the effect and am sharing them with you in my post today!

Wolf Moon brilliant white

Earth hides sun // Moon turns to Blood

Keeps running circles ’round us



Photos: Dwight L. Roth

Winter Moon (a Haiku)

Black and white waterfall & blue moon

Icy falls shining

Crystals absorbing blue light

Spark’ling white at dawn



Painting of Blue Moon Falls: Dwight L. Roth

This is one of my most recent paintings. I love to experiment with Black and White hues.  I usually add a touch of color in one area of the painting for accent. This place only exists in my mind.


Winter Moon Haikus

Moon 2

The clouds over the winter moon separated the other night, just long enough to get these photos. It was more beautiful than ever with the accent of clouds passing over it. Following are three haikus I wrote to about the beauty of the winter moon. Perhaps this could be called a Hai bun plus two.

Bright celestial body

Haloed face peaking through clouds

Walking your runway


Moon 3

Tales from the dark side

Shadow your lustrous beauty

Are you hiding a myst’ry?


Moon 1

Orb of light shining

Through our compounding darkness

Recurring bright hope


Photos: Dwight L. Roth

Stone Cold

Blue Moon #1

Stone Cold Beauty
Driving home we saw her rising larger than life. Glowing beyond the naked trees she peered over the horizon. The clear winter evening enhanced her beauty. I thought to myself, “How can something so beautiful, so perfectly shaped, be so cold hearted?”
Perhaps you have met a women, who was like the winter moon? Once she had a heart soft and overflowing with warmth, only to be rejected and distanced from her lover. Turning cold, her heart hardened as their love waned.
After going through a winter of discontent, she reemerged. Her beauty is still intact, but her heart has hardened. Beauty that she is, she will never again experience the warmth of that first love when she basked in the heat of the sun.
Orb of pure beauty
Superficial //stone cold heart
Winter moon hides all


Recycled Blue Moon Painting: Dwight L. Roth

Victoria challenged us today, at the d’Verse~Poetry Pub, to write Haibun using the Japanese Kigo, Fuyu No Tsuki __Winter Moon. We are to write a few short paragraphs about the winter moon, of which there are two this month of January. It is followed by a haiku

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