When the moon hits your eye…That’s Amore!

Sometimes mysterious wild & crazy things just happen.

Like, let’s say, you’re visiting the bathroom early in the evening when–yes! outside the window!–a delicious almost-full moon arises.  It settles between the branches of the poplar trees and winks boldly in the bathroom window singing its song of autumn harvests as it scales the past the colorful leaves, which, of course, one can’t see in the dark.

You search for your camera to try to capture the awesome beauty.  Even though you fully know there’s only six chances in 100 that the camera will capture the Amore of the rising moon without a tripod.

Snap, snap, snap!

You return to bed with a yawn but now dream of love shining through a bathroom window, unexpected delight, Dean Martin crooning “When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie..”

The next morning you upload the photos onto the computer.  Yawn, yawn, one shouldn’t let that wily old moon keep you awake.

When–ohmygoodness!–holy moly!–what IS that appearing on the computer screen amidst the rather ordinary photos of a staid respectable moon?

That's Amore, my friends, that's Amore

That’s Amore, my friends, that’s Amore

It’s AMORE!  Look, dear reader, the moon shineth forth like a heart from between the branches.  The entire picture peers forth like modern art, doesn’t it?  Like you can’t quite figure out if it’s real or not.

I swear it’s real, dear reader.

It’s may not be what you SAW when you peered out the bathroom window–but it’s what you FELT, wasn’t it? Can you deny what you felt?

And the camera, in such a mysterious twilight world, captured your feelings.

You know you’re not dreaming, signore…

Altogether now, let’s sing:

P.S. The photo was not Photoshopped. The tree branches were slightly lightened in Picasa. That’s all. I promise.

About Kathy

I live in the middle of the woods in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Next to Lake Superior's cold shores. I love to blog.
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63 Responses to When the moon hits your eye…That’s Amore!

  1. The moon hit my eye night before last and all I could think of was ‘Moonstruck!’ Also Amore….. Great shot and thanks for posting.

  2. I had to laugh — this is one of the songs I like to play when I’m cooking Italian food. The other one is Funiculì Funiculà. Great post, Kathy.

  3. shirley khodja says:

    Your post this morning made both me and my husband smile – that’s amore too!

  4. msmcword says:

    You have a bathroom window? That’s great; I don’t have a window in my bathroom.
    And thanks for sharing the unique photo with us.

  5. Elisa says:

    Hehehehehe!! Big smiles!! Grins!! Happitudes!!!

  6. Bonnie says:

    I can just picture Deano singing that song. I much prefer the heart to the pizza pie. Beautiful picture.

  7. Susan Derozier says:

    Amazing. The universe is sending love to you!

  8. sybil says:

    I hear Deano singing in that mildly inebriated style he had.

    Magical photo.

  9. lisaspiral says:

    You could try again tonight 🙂

  10. It must be the approach of Halloween–creating that illusion. But then, who doesn’t love the moon–right?

    Hugs from Ecuador,

    • Kathy says:

      Did you see that heart of a moon way down there in Ecuador, Kathy? I swear it wasn’t an illusion! Cameras don’t lie…and I don’t know how to photo shop. 🙂

  11. Your writing – that’s amore! I love love love your moon, your shot, and your explanations of a Fall night. xo

  12. Barb says:

    A good one, Kathy, both photo and post. I’m delighted by both!

  13. What a wonderful treat to view that in the morning. It must have set the mood for the whole day! Love is in the air for sure.

  14. dorannrule says:

    Nahhh! Impossible. I want to believe the amore moon of course, but something tells me it’s an optical illusion. I notice everyone is being terribly polite and I am the only one crass enough to doubt. I love Dino and that song though and always,your posts.

    • Kathy says:

      Is it impossible this came out of the camera? I swear it did, Dor. I only lightened up the branches in Picasa. The moon appeared heart-shaped. That’s what was so amazing. I don’t even know how to Photoshop, so that wasn’t a possibility.

  15. john says:


  16. Janet says:

    Beautiful photo. Loved the song too.

  17. Lori D says:

    Such a big smile your moon-heart put on my face.

  18. Carol says:

    I have occasionally come away with moon photos that show more than one moon – because I’m always in too much of a hurry to dig out the tripod and my hand is not as steady as I would like – but never ever have I managed to get a moon heart. What a wonderful special treat, to have love shining down upon your world! I also was entranced by the moon rising last night and did grab a couple of quick pictures. Not yet uploaded, but the view on camera says it is the moon – no hearts, no special messages. Lucky you!


    • Kathy says:

      Carol, I think it’s the unsteadiness of our hand which can create all sorts of illusions in midnight photography. Who would have thought the unsteadiness would blur into the form of a heart? I wish you a special message in your rising moon pictures, as well. Thank you SO MUCH for appreciating this!

  19. Kathy, as you have probably learned by now, I like to “yank your chain” a bit and you are never quite sure if I am serious or joking. Wellll, here’s another one for you. Of course you know that old adage- this one. “You can fool some of the people some of the time but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.” Now I’ll leave it up to you if you think I believe the heart shaped moon. 🙂 🙂 Anyhoo the post is interesing and of all thiings you were in the “John” when you looked out the BR window and thought “Amore.” I like to shoot the sh– but I think you have me beat this time. 🙂 But I am still hanging onto every word. 🙂


    • Kathy says:

      I believe the heart shaped moon. I believe in miracles that cameras can create with an unsteady hand outside the bathroom window… I believe, oh I believe…

  20. Stacy says:

    You’re right, Kathy – it IS what you feel. That is what life truly is. ❤

  21. Katie says:

    It’s a moon miracle!

  22. Connie T says:

    The full moon is bright at my house. I try to take pictures but my camera just does not capture it well.

    • Kathy says:

      Connie, I know just what you mean. I took about ten pictures of the full moon. They range from oblong-shaped moons to a white circle surrounded by black. Wishing that you find a heart-shaped moon some day, if you so desire.

  23. me2013 says:

    ❤ just lovely and it was all yours

  24. dawnkinster says:

    We noticed the moon last night too…as we were watching the space station pass by far to the north. Both were spectacular. Love your heart moon.

    • Kathy says:

      Oh that sounds like a wonderful moonlit night, Dawn. How can you tell what the space station is? When I look up in the night sky it seems some of those passing lights are satellites, but don’t have a clue. Thanks for enjoying the heart moon.

  25. Holy Toledo Kathy – that’s AMAZING!

    You need to (a) put a watermark on that photograph, and (b) send it to National Geographic, or NASA, or some really COOOOOOL place like that! And while you’re at it, you need to enter it into a photo contest on ViewBug or…

    • Kathy says:

      Awww, Laurie, thank you! Laughing (with) you…National Geographic or NASA! But I did have a blast yesterday promoting it on Facebook for $5.00. The pic had 1,187 viewers thus far, and there were four new likes on the Lake Superior page itself, as well as lots of likes for the photo itself. So FUN!

  26. dorannrule says:

    O.K., I believe you. And so I also agree with Laurie that you should do the watermark thing and send it to some national publication. Or enter it in a big contest. It’s absolutely remarkable! 🙂

    • Kathy says:

      Dor, thank you! You know, I’m not sure why, but I like to live in the moment so much–enjoying what’s arising in the moment–and rarely have the patience to try and market something for more than a day. So the camera showed a heart…and now it’s on to the next heart-filled moment. It warms my heart that you believed. It wasn’t what the eye saw, but it’s what the camera revealed…

  27. Marko says:

    Autumn greetings from Poland.

  28. Well how cool is that!

  29. lucindalines says:

    Wow, it is hard to read through all the comments on your posts. I won’t even address the heart shape. What hit me is the moon comes up in the east at my place, much like the sun. I too have an east facing bathroom window. One more thing we little house people have in common. And I loved Dean0 from the time I could watch him in movies or his tv show. Great combination in your post.

    • Kathy says:

      Gosh, Lucinda, you must have persevered to read through all the comments. I don’t usually do that on blogs, even though that means I probably said the same thing as six other people. Glad to hear about your east-facing bathroom. Aren’t we lucky? lol!

  30. It’s amazing what a quick twitch of the hand will do while taking those late night photos without a tripod! Love the shot and much ‘amore’ to you and yours. 🙂

    • Kathy says:

      Good morning–or good afternoon–withershins! You gotta love those twitches of the hand, especially when you are trying so hard NOT to twitch. It’s like the camera had a mind of its own, I swear. Amore to you and yours, as well!

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