Here we are, Parishioners,
OFFICIALLY (I declare so) Off The Wagon,
Dr C & Seth sittan up against the fence in The Green Strip
with an esky fulla icewater & Coops;
one in hand & one already down,
awaiting MOONRISE! Cheers!
Today is the Autumn Equinox
and the closest approach of the full moon in twenty years –
There be one Huge Gum Tree blockan the horizon –
I SO hope due East isn’t there –
nonetheless, a handy compass bearing if so…
Brought Trusty Iridium Choppers™ to block glare
& render Moon even redder –
as long as it’s not behind HGT –
& periodically remove ‘em to scan the horizon:
hills – check
hills in background – check
robots in foreground – check
robots on horizon – check
Wander over to check behind HGT – it obscures (right to left)
a bushy clump of three trees,
three robots in the foreground, poking up into the sky, and
two tiny robots in front of
three smaller bushy trees.
Return to fence with Dr C
remove Choppers™ momentarily – no Moon…
Rise to check Sun: yep, settan over there –
a beautiful orange orb from behind the Choppers™ –
about to start hidan behind The Jannan Tree
(known as The Jannan Tree cuz every time I pass
there be new empty stubbies beneath it.
Never seen anyone beneath The Jannan Tree –
could this be a Leprechaun thang?)
NOW, what I thought was a Cloud
IS THE MOON! (I think…)
NO – wait – still might be a Cloud –
there’s Clouds on that thar horizon, Mister…
There arre indeed, which renders this more inneraestan/challengan!
Choppers™ off – there be some Serious Scannan to be done!
(& Coops to be changed)
Just as I look up from the changan –
it’s already as high as the streetlight
but I missed Moonrise due to Cloud Cover
(note to stealthies, sneaker-uppers & flying Ninja –
Cloud cover may be useful…)
It’s BIG & WHITE & I think I can see the rabbit
(but it may still be Cloud Cover)
Choppers™ down – no enhancement – worse, in fact.
Sun check: hidan behing The Jannan Tree –
orange, pink, effusive Cloudglow sky –
but not down yet.
Abandon Choppers™ – MOON now higher than streetlight
(startan to glow for warmup)
rabbit clearly visible!
Smiles all round:
While cleanan The Secretary’s gutter this afternoon
I considered going back up on the roof for The Event
but co-opted Dr C & came down here to The Green Strip instead.
Moon is startan to turn yellow
but some bastard pointy blue Cloud is cuttan in front!
PISS OFF CLOUD!
HA! makes joke: observes prevailing winds (Easterly),
sez to Seth “Moon shall rise above this!”
Seth make joke! Throws arm ’round Dr C & chortles!
Moon hidden by Cloud, Moon peeks over Cloud,
MOON CONQUERS CLOUD!
Sun check: still very light but no Sun.
Streetlight opposite The Jannan Tree on full power –
there’s another way we can save Earth!
HA! wuz just about to insert “Home of Dandelions (weeds) & Magpies”
into text, before first mention of The Green Strip,
when two magpies show up!
This is their place;
every time I walk on by
there are two, maybe four,
guardan The Green Strip.
Sky now blue, Moon gettan higher – but no more yellowy
Magpies know it’s sunset cuz they start singan
The magpies own The Green Strip, the streetlights, the HGT,
the fence next to it
and the road – when they feel like it…
Finish off the Coops, say goodbye Moon (seeya later tonite)
& stroll off back to The Castle
to watch Iron Chef & Rockwiz
Happy Autumn Equinox, Parishioners!