And here is the last of five images captured on Sunday, November 6th. This is the image I had in mind when I left the house (though I planned on getting the moon rising lower and to the left of Brown’s Island). When the moon failed to appear, I pivoted and captured an unexpectedly amazing sunset.

But when that sunset faded, I walked down Beacon and found the moon finally exiting the clouds. I captured this image of it making sure to include Brown’s Island and the hints of fall color. It wasn’t until my daughter came into my office and asked about the empty bench that I noticed my now-favorite part of this photo.

You may need to see this image larger than is possible on Instagram to appreciate the empty bench glowing under the light of the moon but, once you see it, I bet it becomes your favorite part of this image as well.