The view from Longbranch facing east is dominated by Mount Rainier. We are quite attached to this geologic landmark and consider her ours. Anderson, Eagle and McNeil islands sit across Drayton’s Passage from Longbranch. Every once in a great while we get a full moon rising by our mountain. This full moon in Aug. 1, 2012, was bookended by a blue moon on the 31st day of the month.