once in a Blue Moon…

Yes, it’s another Moon report!

Second Full Moon for July and a Blue Moon too!
Next one will be in January 2018.

blue moon and sea ©marina kanavaki

photo collage digitally edited © Marina Kanavaki

[credits: Moon photo: Composite image of the Moon as taken by the Galileo spacecraft on 7 December 1992.  •  Sea and sky: Theologos, Greece 2015 by me]

For more information on the Blue Moon, check out NASA page here:

I’m off for a few days and my connection is slow,
so I may not be around for some time.
Take care everyone!


May, us humans,

learn to respect ALL living beings

…one day.


for Cecil

75 Responses to “once in a Blue Moon…”
  1. I am going to share a poem tonight, the beautiful midnight sky inspire me to write a poem…your gems are g0rgeous

  2. D K Powell says:

    Beautiful blue colours Marina. Very peaceful, very calming 🙂

  3. gageier says:

    Liebe Marina wunderschönes Foto Sonnenuntergang am so schönen blauen Meer super fotografiert einen schönen Sonntag wünscht dir Klaus in Freundschaft

  4. What a gorgeous collage. Have a great weekend Marina. I am off on a trip on Monday, so I have a great week planned.

  5. frizztext says:

    I would like to feature your blue moon as a little square icon on my SoundCloud with a link to your blog here, would that be possible?

  6. I came over from Frank Angle’s place. I’m so glad I did. You have made a beautiful piece with your picture of the sea and the moon shot by Galileo.

  7. A glorious capture of the moon in the photograph, Marina. As a moon child (cancer horoscope sign) I am drawn to moons. The blue color in this one in the photo is incredible. Love it … thank you for posting it. 🌝
    I am almost finished with my box of tissues from crying about Cecil. I don’t think it will be enough to have this inhuman man on trial. I can’t understand why people do this and why they have no remorse. 😂😂😂
    Have a restful time while you’re away. I always enjoy your artwork. Be creative … !!!
    Isadora 😎 ❤️

    • My dear Isadora, I’m so happy you enjoyed this moon.
      I can’t understand it either… I am glad however that so many people around the world stood up for Cecil [and trophy hunting]. He united us.
      I hope you are feeling better and gaining pace with every minute! Sending you hugs and xxxxx 🙂

  8. The Moon seemed extra large this Blue Moon.. 🙂 and sending you lots of Love your way Marina.. Hugs Sue xxx ❤

  9. wow so beautiful Marina ☺️

  10. Andrew Seal says:

    Wonderful Marina. Enjoy your break. Have a great August 🙂

  11. Patricia says:

    Lovely Blue Moon tribute, Marina! Enjoy your time off. ~xx

  12. Mary says:

    So beautiful Marina – blue moons and all its treasures. Have a wonderful break my friend!

  13. Lord Ninni says:

    The sea and the moon

    I need silence
    like you who read my thoughts
    not aloud
    the sound of my own voice
    Now would be noise
    not only words but annoying noise
    that distracts me from thinking.

    I need silence
    I go out on the street and the same people
    who know my gab

    disorietate from my quick hello
    who knows, maybe they think I hurry.

    Instead I only need silence
    so I spoke, too
    now is the time to be silent
    collect your thoughts
    happy, sad, sweet, bitter,
    there are many within each of us.

    Real friends, just one?
    They know how to listen to the silence,
    They know how to wait, understand.

    Those words from me he’s had so many
    and he does not want more,
    needs, like me, to silence.

    A hug and a kiss, my sweet friend,
    Your Ninni, from Italy

  14. Beautiful images, Marina. Happy weekend . 🙂

    • My dear Sylvia, as the weekend has now passed [sorry about the delay – i still am away and the internet is lousy], but a new week has began, so I wish you a wonderful week and August! 🙂

  15. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Marina this is so beautiful, dreamy and calming, I love it!

  16. Bangin’ on Love Button!

  17. Resa says:

    Blue Moon means I love you! We love animals, too. Wait until you see what we can do for our animal friends! I will never stop trying!!!!
    Love to you Marina!
    #Cecilia #ArtGowns photo shoot begins tomorrow, She can hardly wait to show you how beautiful she is! #CecilTheLion ❤ ❤

  18. May the wish that we humans realize the value of all life be granted by the beautiful blue moon.

  19. MAGNY TJELTA says:

    Lovely post, and thank you for visiting my blog.

    I have been looking at the full moon from Europe and it is fascinating that we are looking at the same beautiful sight in the sky from so far away


  20. Adamsart says:

    Outstanding, Marina! xo

  21. Wow, what an outstanding photo. Looks remarkable Marina!

    • Ah, thank you, Zee! It’s a combination of 3 photos which have been edited and reworked. Sky and sea are mine and the moon is by the Galileo. Have a lovely August! 🙂

  22. yarnspinnerr says:

    it is simply lovely. Great job. 🙂

  23. Nawfal says:

    Very nice! 🙂

  24. Wow, brilliant! Have a good break, Marina!

  25. Rajagopal says:

    Bliss it is, to see the splendour of full moon, so nicely presented by you. Not happy with your taking off, marina, make sure it happens only once in a blue moon…best wishes.,. Raj.

    • Ah, Raj, thank you so much! Once in a blue moon may not be possible but I always come back! We all need a break from time to time. After all this image is a result of my break! Be back soon. Best wishes to you too! 🙂

  26. burgessart says:

    Excellent Marina!

  27. aFrankAngle says:

    PS: .. but now I see that’s an enhancement, not a painting.

  28. aFrankAngle says:

    Given the special occasion, I was wondering if you would be posting today on this topic. 🙂 … I like this one better than the other one. 😀

  29. dilipnaidu says:

    Beautiful picture of the Blue Moon dear Marina. And wish you all the very best. Kindest regards and cheers 😀

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