Weekly Photo Challenge: The Moon as Growth


The Weekly Photo Challenge is growth.

I am a moon baby.  To me, the moon symbolizes a consistent system of “truths” relating to the mode of being peculiar to living creatures, to everything in the cosmos that shares life. The moon is enlightenment, eternity, waxing and waning, death and rebirth. It reflects the stages of my life in an inspiring cyclic display every month.

January first, there was a Super Moon. I grabbed my tripod and camera and headed to the jungle in our backyard. The moon rose over our Concepcion volcano like a spotlight casting moon shadows as the main characters in a spectacular show.

The light of the moon magnified sprouts and blossoms.
Leaves and branches stretched upward hoarding the moonbeams.
The jungly mass of life collected and stored nourishment in advancement of growth.
This phenomenon of constant emergence, growth, and disappearance of the moon symbolizes life, death, and rebirth. The moon completes me.

We are off to see the stone carving hermit that lives in the cool mountains of Esteli. Visiting him has been on my bucket list for a long time. Stay tuned for my next Humans of Nicaragua post on Alberto, the famous, yet elusive stone-sculpting hermit.

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19 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: The Moon as Growth

  1. What beautiful moon-y silhouettes! In the past, people were much more in tune with the phases of the moon, even used to plant following the lunar calendar….I figure, if the moon is powerful enough to move ocean tides around the world, it must be influencing our 70%-water bodies as well.

  2. Enjoyed the photos and cannot wait to hear about your experiences with Alberto! (still to be checked off on my list) Happy New Year and keep blogging away!

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