We were not in the “Totality” area but I was determined to document it nevertheless.
I didn’t have any special glasses, nor did I make a pin-hole box; I really didn’t care if I could actually look into the sun or not. I was just basking in the excitement of the moment and I have Internet for live feeds of locations where the view was spectacular.
My set-up shot was the pre-eclipse of the sun brightly shining through the tree. Then a broad view of the sky. The next two shots show a little bit of haze, that is all we got.
It was an odd realization, the slight haze, not sure if it really was from the eclipse or my tired, staring eyes, too hopeful for something to happen. But, as time passed, it was clear again and I was convinced I had witnessed the haze left by the moon blocking some sun. Pretty special, as minor as our area experienced, it was real!
As you can see from my backyard, we sure had the perfect weather for viewing, if only we had been directly in the path. But, alas, I experienced an event closer than I ever will again.
Not to let a perfect day be wasted, we jumped into our swimsuits and drove to the beach. The water was a bit choppy. The shore was full of life. Not many people, just a covering of tiny crabs who reacted to the waves that rushed over them. There were birds. Little ones who pecked in the sand and must have been feeding on whatever the tiny crabs were, but there were larger birds who were feeding on the crabs. There is always a cycle of life going on.
It is pleasing when the temperatures come down at least a little. I’m tired of the mid nineties. In fact, the heat during the day does make me tired for real. We are planning to hit the beach a couple times a week now. At least for a while. We can plan a longer stay than we did for “eclipse day”.
All this large scale event experience makes me feel insignificant on the grand scheme of creation. But, then, I, too, am a creation of God! This makes me feel very loved.
Thanks for checking in on me today, have a light filled day basking in God’s love everyone!