Weekly Photo Challenge: Extra Extra

This Weeks Photo Challenge is called:  Extra Extra

A beautiful photo is one thing, but a photo with an unexpected detail has personality and pop. This week, share a photo that has a little something extra.

I had no idea about the spooky ‘Honey’ Moon that was about to cast is golden glow upon us.  It was Patty Nguyen who messaged me about her disappointment in not catching ‘the moon’ in it’s full glory.

So I am dedicating my ‘find’ and post to her because otherwise I would not have known anything about it.

So here you are Patty (and everyone else) I hope you like the ‘Honey’ Moon that I found.

I took these photos with my FujiFilm Camera and apart from putting a frame and my ‘blog’ name on they are otherwise completely unedited.

So you can see how completely amazing it was to see, a real treat. Apparently the next ‘Honey’ Moon won’t occur until the end of the 20th century by which time I will have left this mortal plane. 089 087 086 079

© Justine @ Eclecticoddsnsods.com

There are lost of myths and stories about how the ‘Honey’ Moon came about, with the stealing of brides and all sorts, rivetting stuff, here are few links you can look up if interested to know more:-)

Rare Honey Moon

Spooky Honey Moon

Creepy Honey Moon

random moments of delightI am also dedicating this post as part of my ‘Random Moment of Delight’ as it really was very special.

My search also propelled me to take a walk through Richmond Park which is where I saw the ‘Honey’ Moon which added for extra atmosphere and almost spookiness to the whole event.

The stags who scare the pants off me where lying near the path, just their huge antlers could be seen moving as they idly regarded me walking by whilst my horrible mind kept telling me “oh animals smell fear, smelllll the fear” as I took a deep breath and walked rather fast on my way by.


Thank you for reading & viewing, Justine xx

Did you see the ‘Honey’ Moon?


  36 comments for “Weekly Photo Challenge: Extra Extra

  1. June 15, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    This is beautiful, interesting and scary! But are you walking by yourself in parks at night?!


    • June 15, 2014 at 4:16 PM

      haha well I am a wild woman a right adventurer like Lara Croft right?


      • June 15, 2014 at 4:21 PM

        Please be careful, hope your area is safe! I’d never dare to walk anywhere alone after dark (unless I absolutely had to), let alone in a park!


        • June 15, 2014 at 4:24 PM

          🙂 I am careful and it’s sweet and very endearing you worry, I did have supervision as it was dark your right! I was scared as it was LOL, but worth the risk for the ‘Honey’ Mooooon….huggles to you my sweet fiance ❤


          • June 15, 2014 at 4:25 PM

            Good to hear then! *huggles*


            • June 15, 2014 at 4:31 PM

              I need to catch up on posts of others later including yours as have had visitors the last 3 days, oh my I weird having routines thrown out of sink etc! x


  2. June 15, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    This week the honey moon was the nature’s extra! Beautiful pics!


  3. June 15, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    Thanks for your visit, Justine ….. this is really spooky but incrediable beautiful. When I lived in Belfast we often had moon like this in the autumn. Great gallery.!!!! Your stag image is magical


    • June 15, 2014 at 6:13 PM

      hehe thank you, they are magical and majestic but yes scare me muchly when too near lol, which is still far away but WOW under the moonlight something else xxx lovely of you to pop by x


      • June 15, 2014 at 7:15 PM

        My pleasure. You got fantastic captures of both the stags and moon, sometimes we strike lucky. Excellet job.


  4. June 15, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    Wow! What great shots! The antlers are incredible. I did not see the honey moon, so I’m glad to see it through your lens. And I’m very glad you brought it to the RMoD party. Perfect! I too have to catch up on people’s posts, so I’ll be by in the next few days to read yours.


    • June 15, 2014 at 6:13 PM

      glad you like it was very magical Meghan, you would have been dancing under the moon in your new fairy dress i think 😀


  5. June 15, 2014 at 8:56 PM

    Amazing and truly specai photos Jules! 🙂 I love them…


    • June 15, 2014 at 9:57 PM

      Thanks and yes a moments for sure! I hope you had a lovely
      Weekend, Justine xx


      • June 15, 2014 at 10:02 PM

        Yeah I had a very good one, tnx 😀 Hope you did too, relaxed and cheerful 🙂


  6. June 15, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    Wow Justine – you got some beautiful shots of the moon – I managed to see it but didn’t get any photos. Big thanks to Patty for the heads up!

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    • June 15, 2014 at 10:04 PM

      Yes huuuge thanks to her for the heads up and thank you for your compliments 🙂

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  7. June 15, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    Hi Justine. Candidly I was surprised there weren’t more posts about the glorious Honey Moon. Sadly we had cloud cover that night. thanks for sharing your lovely shots!


  8. June 16, 2014 at 7:07 AM

    Ahh, lovely, Justine! The last two shots are my favorite! And you had to walk by WHAT?? THOSE creatures?? IN THE DARK?? Girl, you’re my hero.


    • June 16, 2014 at 7:12 AM

      Haha yes it did scare me but totally worth it I was supervised but even so they turn their heads to watch you hehe x


  9. June 16, 2014 at 7:59 AM

    I wish I could have taken some shots of the honey moon myself. :/
    Anyway,your pics are amazing,especially the fourth one!

    And the antlers in the dark make me think of Harry Potter;when they had to go in the Forbidden Forest! Very nice! 🙂


    • June 16, 2014 at 3:23 PM

      hah you know it is so nice to invoke pictures and or other things in people when they look at what one has put in a post so that makes me very happy 😀


  10. June 18, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    Wow, I can’t imagine walking through a park and passing stags! We get deer where I live, but other than that, a few fox, some racoons, chipmunks, and a few bunnies. Very cool shots, all 🙂


    • June 20, 2014 at 8:32 AM

      thank you and they are pretty wow, the stags actually quite scare me i know them well from when i used to ride horses and they are very dominant and protective. Wouldn’t fancy one running after me lol, but amazing to look at x


  11. June 19, 2014 at 4:06 AM

    That’s a pretty moon. 🙂


    • June 20, 2014 at 8:34 AM

      thank you quite special, won’t happen again for ages ! xx


  12. June 19, 2014 at 1:56 PM

    Stunning photos, Justine! Glad I was able to witness your photos, as the moon was shrouded in clouds in my area. And those stags?? Oh my…I would have done a little hustle out of there too. Great photo op though!


    • June 20, 2014 at 8:34 AM

      haha yes i hustled by quickly didnt dare look them in the eye, who knows what mood the moon put them in hehe


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