Posts Tagged ‘Oyster Virginia’

THE 2018 EASTERN SHORE LUNAR ECLIPSE & THE “SUPER BLUE BLOOD MOON”

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

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For the first time in about 150 years, a lunar eclipse occurred on the exact same date as a “super blue blood moon.” Unfortunately, Mother Nature blew in a blanket of thick, thick clouds which obscured the horizon at both moonrise on the evening of January 30th and at moon set on the morning of the 31st, preventing folks on the lower Eastern Shore from seeing the vibrant moon colors that would have otherwise been visible and gorgeous. But were able to catch some good photos after the moon rose fairly high in the sky, brightly shining, huge, gleaming pearly white over Oyster, the Cape Charles water tower, the Harbor and the Hump. And in the icy chill at dawn on the morning of the 31st, it was simply beautiful over the Cape Charles beach and the LOVE sign as slowly it sank westward. But sadly, just as its color would have morphed red as it approached the horizon, the moon completely disappeared behind a thick cloud bank, concealing the actual eclipse and the super blood moon ! Goodnight Moon ! Good morning Sun !

 

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Seaside Shore Art Adorns Oyster, Virginia Harbor

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Mural in Oyster, Va.

August proved to be an interesting  month for Oyster, Virginia residents when six young artists from the Atlanta, Georgia metro area descended upon this quaint little waterfront village on the Seaside in Virginia’s Eastern Shore.   Perched on the deep water harbor overlooking the huge expanse of emerald green marshes,  tidal sounds and barrier islands is the remains of an old seafood processing plant.  Having roots in graffitti art,  these artists were provided equipment and materials by the building’s  owner and turned loose to “decorate” an eyesore in such a beautiful natural setting. For almost a week they labored under the hot sun and cloudless days to produce a truly unique vision on a virtually unspoiled coastline.  At week’s end,  dozens of curious residents  appeared to unofficially christen this colorful masterpiece of street art.  Even today,  a month later,  the building is attracting to this quiet, hidden village art afficionados and the just plain curiosity seekers who have caught wind of this special mural project.   ( P.S. I have a great waterview house in Oyster which is being offered for sale. Give me a call at 757-331-4558 for details on how you can buy property in this tiny, sleepy seaside town on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.)