Saturday, September 25, 2010

4 year old perspective

Last night we spent some quality time with the family at the park.  The kids played on the playgrounds for awhile and then we took a nice walk along the river.  Actually, Cora and Cohen took a nice RUN along the river and Geron and I had a somewhat relaxing walk.  As we left the park, we decided to take the long way home and saw the most beautiful harvest moon, a pretty orange shade and it even had a 'face' smiling at us.  Geron asked if I knew what made the moon look the way it did.  I took astronomy in college and barely passed.  I studied hard enough to ace the final only so I could barely get by the full-course with a C.  That being said, I don't remember much about why the moon looked orange.   Cora piped up from the back seat, though, on why the moon was high in the sky and I thought it was too cute not to post.  

"When the sun goes down and the trees get black, that when the moon goes high up in the sky."  (Being a bit artistic, I love the way she noticed that the trees look black in the moonlight.)


Everett said...

I also took astronomy in college and probably wouldn't have passed expect for a huge curve from the professor. I too don't know why the moon does that and am impressed with Cora's descriptive detail.