The new January Squares challenge, hosted as ever by Becky, the Queen of Squares, is all about ____light. In this often dull month light of any kind is what we all need to lift our spirits as we wait impatiently for spring to begin.


Monday’s waxing gibbous moon taken with my phone at 16:14. Waxing means that it is getting bigger. Gibbous refers to the shape, which is less than the full circle of a Full Moon, but larger than the semicircle shape of the Moon at Third Quarter. With some exceptions, the Waxing Gibbous Moon rises during the day, after noon.

moonlight (noun) = the light of the moon.

January Squares | Day Eleven

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

22 thoughts on “Moonlight”

    1. I wasn’t sure how the phone would cope with such a zoom, but it is probably better than my camera! A bit shaky though. I struggle taking photos with a phone.

      1. I’ve never tried taking images with a phone……I’m the old-fashioned “no use unless it has a viewfinder” sort….
        Doubly important now, because I need to brace the camera against my body, or everything would be an unintentional blur

        1. Oh, goodness no. I just take the phone on our daily walks as there is nothing new here to photograph, but if I do see something then at least I can have a shot at it. Actually it has a very good camera and I have been playing with aperture settings on it!

  1. I have way too much shake on my phone camera if I zoom even a little bit. 😦 I do like to see the moon in a blue sky mid-afternoon though. A common enough sight here at the moment. This is a super image 🙂 🙂

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