Wailea Daily Photo

Wailea Daily Photo

Photoblog of Maui, Hawaii


Full Moon Over Maui

Today is the Full Moon in Libra, and so I'm featuring a nearly Full Moon photo I took two nights ago outdoors on our deck as the moon was growing. The weather at night on Maui has been cool and breezy, and the palm fronds have been clacking in the breeze. I use the word "clacking" for the sound of the palm fronds because there is no other word to describe the sound the palm fronds make, especially at night when the other sounds have died down. We have six large coconut palms on our property which make lovely clacking music together when the winds blow, or they could be chattering to each other as per the definition of 'clacking' noted below.

Definition of clacking from The Free Dictionary:

v. clacked, clack·ing, clacks
1. To make an abrupt, sharp sound, as in the collision of two hard surfaces.
2. To chatter thoughtlessly or at length.
3. To cackle or cluck, as a hen.
To cause to make an abrupt, sharp sound.
1. A clacking sound: the clack of an old-fashioned typewriter.
2. Something that makes a clacking sound.
3. Thoughtless, prolonged talk; chatter.

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Blogger Olivier said...

wouahh tres belle photo, la lune est si belle entre les palmiers

wouahh very beautiful photograph, the moon is so beautiful between the palm trees

April 02, 2007  
Anonymous pastorrick said...

Great use of the palm tree to frame the moon.

April 02, 2007  
Blogger isabella said...

I wonder if they "clack" about us ;-)
Beautiful moon!

April 02, 2007  
Blogger Annie said...

I can almost hear that clacking sound.

April 02, 2007  
Blogger NYC Modelista said...

I'm clacking my hands at the beauty of the photo. Gorgeous moon light night.

April 03, 2007  
Blogger Jilly said...

Great photo. The moon in Libra? Now I know why I'm feeling the way I do...

April 03, 2007  
Blogger Z said...

Lovely photo! I think I know this clacking sound of which you write.

Thanks for visiting Villigen!

April 04, 2007  

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