Friday evening was gorgeous so I asked my friend Amy if she'd like to head down to Groton with me to try to take some pictures of the full moon. Ever since she took me to Eastern Point Beach to see the fireworks a couple of years ago, I just love that place for picture-taking. I know it's just the Thames River meeting up with the Long Island Sound but there's just something about it that I find really, really appealing plus there's the added bonus of New London Harbor Light just across the Thames River. Amanda could tell you how much I like lighthouses lately so that's a big plus in my book!
This first picture shows a ferry heading over to Long Island and a sailboat coming back towards New London with a beautiful sunset in the background.
The sunset isn't quite as pretty in this picture but you can see New London Harbor Light just on the other side of the Long Island Ferry; it had just become dark enough for the light to come on.
Meanwhile, looking out towards Long Island Sound, there were some beautiful pink clouds dancing in the blue skies.
A couple enjoys the evening sky from the rocks at Eastern Point. You've got to admit, a sky like that is pretty romantic, is it not??
As it got darker, the beacon from New London Harbor Light painted a swath of light on the darkening Thames River.
This shot was taken looking across towards Avery Point in Groton. This time it's the moon casting a glow on the water along with the many lights of Avery Point.
Finally, I may have mentioned before that I take horrible pictures of the moon. It's something I'm just not good at but I do like to try every once in awhile! Even though the moon is just a big ball of light in the night sky, I still rather like this picture. One of these days, I'll figure out how to do take good pictures of the moon - I hope!