Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Eclipse Trophies

A  L  O  H  A !
". . . and the Sun has perished
out of heaven, and an 
evil mist hovers over all."
             Homer, The Odyssey 

San Francisco's North Bay
was cloudy. But then skies
cleared enough to see the
end of the eclipse
in our Sky Mirror.

Ok. It's a basin of water.
But it worked!

The sun regulates and effects us 
on so many biological levels.

We all know how it creates electricity, 
and grows all our food. Well I felt a
disquiet as the already grey day darkened.

Birds did not sing, or use the feeders.

When the sun returned, especially the
customary afternoon Summer sun and
blue skies around the Bay, I felt / feel
renewed and happy! 

Glad too, that Americans
could agree on the value of
SOMETHING, even for one day. 

Let it be a good sign
as the Wisdom of the Crowd 
appraises the real condition
of our national affairs.

"But you can't fool all the 
people ALL the time."
US. President, Abraham Lincoln

Thank YOU
          Warmly, cloudia


Elephant's Child said...

The bucket of water was a brainwave.
And hooray for a day of agreement.

biebkriebels said...

Great miracle to see an eclips.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

It's a once in a lifetime event for most of us! Hooray for a day free of strife for a change!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

J'adore your sky mirror.. such a clever and safe idea mon ami ✨

eileeninmd said...

Hello, wonderful captures of the eclipse views. We had cloudy skies here and saw nothing.
Maybe we will see the one in 2024. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

Teresa said...

Love your smart and cool eclipse viewer and pictures!! Thanks for letting me experience what I missed while on the other side of the world.

Cloudia said...

I just got to say it I love you guys! What pleasure I get reading your comments

William Kendall said...

I didn't think of a basin of water. Here we saw a partial eclipse- I stepped out at peak time and noticed the odd tone to the blue sky.

Kay said...

What an awesome idea! Nobody mentioned a basin of water to see the eclipse happening. Will have to try it in 7 years.

Mike said...

Interesting bucket trick. I can't wait for 2024.... yes I can. Not going to wish my life away.

RedPat said...

The pail of water worked so well for you! We saw just 75% of the eclipse here so it didn't get dark but the light changed and the blue sky changed in tone.

Lois said...

Very pretty and a wonderful idea!

Sandi said...

It works in water! COOL!

"Glad too, that Americans
could agree on the value of
SOMETHING, even for one day."

God has to block out the sun to get us all to hush...

"Let it be a good sign
as the Wisdom of the Crowd
appraises the real condition
of our national affairs."

Praying for wisdom in our nation.

Jenn Jilks said...

Very well done! This is brilliant!

Anonymous said...

What a wonder. Thank you.

Karen S. said...

Genius idea with the water in the bucket! We were out under a deary, somewhat cloudy sky on Lake Superior and it was like nothing happened!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I'm so glad I stopped by today to see the eclipse in the basin of water. That's what I wanted to do because the Mama told me that's how she saw an eclipse a long time ago. The Husband didn't think it was a good idea. I didn't have a chance to try because we were under thick fog cover. Great photos, Cloudia! Thanks for sharing them.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Your water mirror is awesome! A very cool idea, and the image actually looks really sharp. Nice!!!