sometimes paradise is grateful…

a quiet night...

a quiet night…

My friend P., the photographer not only took these beautiful photos last week after the Maja’Che, but she wrote the following post on her Facebook page –

“como esta zona de México depende del turismo, a las pocas horas de haber quedado hecha un caos entre árboles y basura en las calles, impresionantemente ya limpiaron todo! Ninguna tempestad o huracán ha podido tumbar este lugar sin que se haya vuelto a levantar… Buenos días Cancún! #proudofyou”

the morning after...

the morning after…

“as this area of Mexico depends on tourism, a few hours after having been in chaos among trees and garbage in the streets, awesomely and cleaned everything! No storm or hurricane could knock this place without having risen again … Good morning Cancun! #proudofyou”

So beautiful.!! And beautifully said 🙂

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sometimes paradise is chingona…

cancun airport

My friend P. took this photo flying over Cancun International Airport.! It’s just beautiful.! Or as one of her friends said, “Chingona foto.” I couldn’t have said it better myself.! Lol…. 🙂

For everyone who doesn’t know what chingona (f.) or chingon (m.) means, Urban Dictionary defines it as – a word used in Mexico for a “really fuckin’ cool girl or guy.” Or in this case, a foto (f.). 🙂

sometimes paradise is a blood harvest supermoon…

supermoon Cancun

supermoon Cancun

with a lunar eclipse thrown in for good measure.! As of right now, I only have pictures of the supermoon. But I promise if I get any lunar eclipse shots, I will post them 🙂

So last night, the world witnessed a blood harvest supermoon complete with a lunar eclipse. Wow.! And we won’t see another one for 18 years.!! Double wow.!! But what exactly does that mean.?! Besides that it’s gorgeous.!

full moon Cancun

full moon Cancun

Well, the moon is considered a supermoon when it is within 220,000 miles or 360,000 kilometers from the Earth. During that time, the moon looks 12 to 14% bigger and twice that much brighter.!! Hola Luna.!

The reason it’s called a harvest moon is because it’s near the Autumn Equinox (September 23rd) when farmer’s utilized it’s presence for (you guessed it.!) the harvest.

courtesy of facebook.com/soyplayense

courtesy of facebook.com/soyplayense

The blood moon moniker comes from the lunar eclipse. Last night, the Earth, moon, and sun lined up with each other. During that line up, the Earth’s shadow completely obscured the moon. But rather than being in complete darkness, the lunar eclipse gave off an orange to reddish haze depending on where you were in the world and other more scientific variables. I’ve also read it’s the name given to the fourth lunar eclipse in a lunar tetrad (four lunar eclipses in a row spaced at 6 full moons/months apart).

One of my good friends in Cancun took these pictures with his wife last night (they wanted to be anonymous). But their pictures were too beautiful to be hidden.! And the blood red moon comes from Soy Playense in Playa del Carmen. So enjoy 🙂

Cancun sky

Cancun sky last night

More info on last night’s super moon and lunar eclipse…

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-blood-moon-lunar-eclipse-20150927-story.html

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/09/25/blood-moon-lunar-eclipse-super-moon-need-to-know/72790162/

http://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/moon/super-full-moon.html

sometimes paradise is a full moon…

Friday evening

P.S./Friday evening

Saturday evening

P.S./Saturday evening

My friend P., the photographer, took the above photos of the full moon.! Isn’t it just gorgeous.?! Did I mention that P. went and bought a camera because of all the love and support she received from this blog for her photos.! Thank you dear readers and fellow bloggers.!! Now P. gets to do what she so dearly loves and we get more photos of beautiful Playa.!!

Ricardo Pincilotti Ezcurra

Ricardo Pincilotti Ezcurra

The photo directly above and directly below of the full moon were taken by a former colleague of mine in Playa del Carmen, Ricardo Pincilotti Ezcurra. It’s a little difficult to see even by the light of the full moon, but they are releasing turtles into the Caribbean.!! How exciting.!! And of course, the moon is amazing as usual.!! Gracias Ricardo for letting me use your photos.! And I hope you enjoy your 5 seconds of fame 😀

Ricardo Pincilotti Ezcurra

Ricardo Pincilotti Ezcurra

No me olvido de la luna.!!

courtesy of pinterest.com

courtesy of pinterest.com

I didn’t forget about the moon last week. Here it is in all it’s lovely glory from last week.! Plus a poem from me 🙂 Enjoy…

The delirious night
murmurs to my love
sky magic
sea rose
and the language
of exotic rain

La noche delirante
murmullos a mi amor
la magia del cielo
mar subió
y el idioma
de lluvia exótico

courtesy of my friend AC

courtesy of my friend AC

too cold for words…let’s look at pretty photos.!

chicago1

Cold Chicago above….Hot Cancun below….

At Zona Hotelera,Cancún, Mexico.

At Zona Hotelera,Cancún, Mexico.

At Zona Hotelera,Cancún, Mexico.

At Zona Hotelera,Cancún, Mexico.

At Zona Hotelera,Cancún, Mexico.

At Zona Hotelera,Cancún, Mexico.

chicago winter

Cold Chicago above…Warm Isla Holbox below…

Isla Holbox

Isla Holbox

Isla Holbox

Isla Holbox

Isla Holbox

Isla Holbox