Taps at Moon Rise


Moonrise at Twilight © 2007

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, from the hills, from the sky;
All is well, safely rest, God is nigh. ~ ‘Taps’

This late October’s full moon is known as the Hunter’s Moon. The moon rise reminded me of the lyrics from the well-known military song, ‘Taps’.

Taken at Indian Lake County Park in Dane County, Wisconsin on October 25, 2007. I photographed both the sunset and the moonrise

About Bo Mackison

I’m a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place – a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I’d love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It’s my gift to you.


  1. beautiful

  2. Amuirin Thanks

  3. What a beautiful picture – very calming!

  4. I just love how you framed this! Bravo!

  5. Truddle, I think of it as calming too. Thanks for your comment.

    Monarch, thank you for your kind words.

  6. maratonomak says:

    this one is lovely..soo relaxing.great tones

  7. rainmountain says:

    Beautiful picture!

    And I knew hubby was wrong when he said this was the Harvest moon 😉

  8. awesome colors!

  9. What a wonderfully relaxing picture…gorgeous!

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