This was called a "super full moon" or "perigee moon"- the biggest in almost 20 years, due to the shape of its orbit. I thought it would be bigger, but it was still pretty, and the clouds made for quite a show.
I gave Michael a hard time when he said that Leo kind of scared him when he opened the mud room door and saw him sitting there. (He looks like a dog out of the corner of your eye.) But I have to admit that a couple of times I have almost been a bit startled.
Today was windy and cool, following a short but intense thunderstorm that rolled through the neighborhood about 1:45 a.m. My first memory is a flash of lightning that seemed to come from within the room, followed by a very large "kaboom" that rattled the windows. Luckily, the storm passed in 10 minutes so I could go back to sleep.
We took a walk through the (in)famous neighborhood St. Patrick's Day block party. I'm told that many years ago it was more like a family festival. Now it seems to be more of an occasion to drink beer starting at 10 a.m. while wearing green.
When we walked on Sunday we were overcome by the rich fragrance of these purple flowers. There were tons of them in one of my favorite neighborhood yards - it's small but landscaped in every possible space with hills, trees and flowers. Almost wild, but in a lovely way.