For the past three nights the skies have been mostly clear and the moon has illuminated the landscape – casting shadows and ranging from a yellow orange to almost red. I was up twice in the night and spend a few minutes each time standing in its soft light. Not wanting to wake Tal with the noise I would have made with the tripod at about 3:45, I simply gazed. At that time the wide yellow reflection on the water extended directly from our dock to the opposite shore. At 4:45, however, it was light enough that I could handhold the camera. Within 15 minutes the moon was almost too pale to be visible.