Skywatch Friday – The Moon and More

Full Moon Blue Moon Halloween Moon

This was the Halloween Full Moon. A blue moon because it was the second full moon of the the month. I love full moons. Did you have any trick or treaters. We didn’t on purpose because of the pandemic. We shut out lights off. Felt strange but we did it. There were still lots of kids out and about Halloweek Night.

I’ve been going back and forth a little bit when taking the kid to and from his university. I always try and and jump off the interstate for short segments on Route 66. It’s been years since I have done that. I found this bank in Chandler, Oklahoma that had all these old signs in their parking lot. I love stuff like this.

All sorts of signs scattered here, there, and everywhere. Sign me up!!

Near the town of Davenport I came across these pumpjacks. These are not used to pump oil. They are on gas wells and the wells produce so much water that if it wasn’t pumped off it wouldn’t allow the gas to produce. It’s called a Hunton dewatering project. Hunton is the name of the formation.

Across the road from the pumpjacks was a cemetery where I went geocaching. It was getting late in the day and I loved this view of the fence and the trees. I love cemeteries.

I found this gravestone. I loved this, God bless Jimmie Clark. He sounds like a great guy. Just what I needed during this election vote counting and pandemic angst going on.

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18 thoughts on “Skywatch Friday – The Moon and More

  1. Susie of Arabia

    Hi Yogi – That Halloween full moon shot is spectacular – wow! Such detail. Those old – once bustling – freeways have become relics of the past. A part of history. Great for period movies though.
    We are still isolating here. Numbers of new cases aren’t bad, but we just don’t want to take any chances yet. I’ve binge watched a lot of movies and TV series to pass the time, and I’ve made a lot of jewelry and done some sewing. I feel like this whole past year has been a big waste though. I could have accomplished a lot more than I did.

  2. Peter B.

    Gorgeous moon shot. I was shooting the moon a day or two before Halloween. I need to post those photos. We got very few trick-or-treaters. We bought a large bag of candy but only had one family come by our table in the front yard. Guess who’s eating all the leftover candy now??

  3. Eileen


    The old signs are cool. Pretty skies and a gorgeous moon.
    Thanks for hosting. Take care, enjoy your day! Happy weekend to you!

  4. Angie

    Alan – we are so far out in the sticks, we don’t get any trick or treaters. But that didn’t stop us from carving pumpkins! It is wonderful that the bank has preserved all those old signs! Your shot with the fence, trees and sky is very special. I am keeping my sanity by spending as much time outside as I can, away from my computer. And distracting myself with other blogs!

  5. Alana

    In 2015, when we visited Arkansas (we lived there years ago), we drove on I-44 through Missouri. To our delight, it paralleled Rt 66. I just love the parking lot with the old gas signs. They are treasures. They almost made me forget your moon picture. I managed to miss the blue moon this year.

  6. Gaelyn

    Nice moon shot. No trick or treaters out in the desert, and why I was there, at least partially. Love the old signs. What a neat idea to put them up in the bank lot. Is the “dewatering” a fracking thing?

  7. Sallie

    Beautiful moon shot and a great stress-reducing use of your time on your way back home from the college drop off. The gravestone is wonderful. I’m all for cremation personally , but it is too bad to lose these fascinating snippets of the kind of history that won’t make textbooks, but is so important to the soul of a community! ….. Tiny trips are our stress relief too.

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