Chasing the moonset, and Korknisse aloha!

Our vacation in Hawaii last week coincided with the full moon. I love watching the moon set over the water, and this time I was prepared! The moon set later each successive morning, so my pictures were different every day.

Monday, the 16th, 5:24 a.m. HST.

By 5:51, things were looking distinctly reddish!

Tuesday, 6:23 a.m. The moon was full last night at 11 p.m., so this is the full moon setting. The sky is a lot lighter, closer to dawn.

Wednesday, 6:25 a.m. The moon is a lot higher than yesterday’s pic at this time.

By 6:51, the sky was pretty light. No more lovely moonlight on the water, but I do like the puppy-shaped cloud.

At that point, I wasn’t planning to wake early for any more moon pics, but on Thursday, I woke up early by accident, and saw Jupiter, below and to the right of the moon. 6:25 a.m.


I learned a lot about my new camera, and have a lot more to learn. Looking forward to it!

On Friday and Saturday, the surf was unusually high, and the beaches on the west side of the Big Island were closed. This meant less beach time for us, but we enjoyed watching the waves from our lanai. All the comforts of home, and surfers to entertain us, too.


I’ll tell you about our close encounter with a volcano in another post…

Have you finished your gift knitting? I don’t like scheduled gift knitting; it’s too much pressure for me. But I do like a little knitting for a personal touch. Do you remember the Korknisse I knit a couple years ago? (Pattern: Korknisse by Manne)


I decided to knit a few on vacation. But my gauge was a lot looser this time around (a little too much aloha?), so I had to dress up champagne corks instead of regular corks.

chunky korknisse

L’il chunkies wishing you a merry Christmas Eve!

7 responses to “Chasing the moonset, and Korknisse aloha!

  1. Your moon photos are beautiful! And your korknisse are super cute! So jealous of your Hawaii trip…

    • Thank you; I love the moon! And I think I like these chunky korkies even more than the original wine cork version. But I’m out of champagne corks…guess I’ll have to drink more!

      Hawaii was wonderful. I love PDX, but it’s so nice to have some warm sunshine in December, even if it’s just for a little while!


  2. Thanks so much for sharing your photos. It is all about the light, isn’t it? I think it was worth it for you to get up for these.

    • I set my alarm for each morning, but ended up waking up before the alarm every day. Guess it was meant to be! Although getting up so early meant I was ready to plotz at 9 each evening. So not like my usual 1 a.m. routine…


  3. Gorgeous moon pics! Sooo, how much champagne were you drinking? 🙂 Love the korknisse. I have a wine cork on the counter right now. I’ll have to go try one!

  4. Wow – gorgeous! Merry Christmas!