Baseball and blue moons - what could be more American?
Today, in the United States, it is Labor Day - the day we celebrate our working women and men. Many of us (ironically, not many laboring in the retail trades) have the day off. It's a big day for travel, and that is what my spouse and I did today.
We've been having on and off rain from the remnants of Hurricane Isaac since mid-afternoon.
Friday, though, was almost picture-perfect. We celebrated Labor Day early with a picnic at the local baseball field, followed by a minor league baseball game.
I had a nice view of the full moon rising as the game between the Binghamton Mets (double A Eastern League) and the Trenton Thunder (Yankees) got underway. The big-league Mets and Yankees are bitter rivals. As it happens, a lot of people in the Binghamton area are Yankees fans, which made the game even more interesting.
Suddenly, I realized I was looking at the blue moon. I was armed only with my iPhone. Around me, other fans were asking each other "was that the blue moon?" Someone said "I wish I had taken my camera." I did also, but was grateful I now had a camera with a phone. (sometimes it does seem that way).
Soon enough the sun set and the moon continued to rise.
Still another view.
And one final picture (blob in the center) as post game fireworks began.