I woke up to a heavy fog cover this morning. If I didn't know better, I would've said no eclipse for us today.
I knew better.
About 15 minutes before the total eclipse, I put on my sunglasses, grabbed a stool, and went out to sit on the driveway. Molly the Cat followed me out the door but she swerved to the right to stare at the pine cone covered with spider web nudged in the fence.
The Husband came out seconds later. "You aren't going to see anything."
"Sure I will."
He went back into the house only to return with a cup of coffee for me. Such a guy!
"Where are the cards?" I asked. He had pricked 3x5 cards for us to view the eclipse.
"You're not going to see anything."
"You don't know that."
He sighed. Still, he went inside and fetched the cards.
While he was gone, I looked up into the sky. It sure seemed like I could see the outline of the sun through the fog cover. For sure, the sky was getting darker. The Husband commented that it had been darker when he noticed how much brighter the sky was 20 minutes or so after the fact.
I hope people who drove eight to 10 hours up to Oregon to see the totality of the eclipse were not disappointed.
I wasn't. I enjoyed sitting on my stool on the driveway imagining the total eclipse as I peeped through the pin holes in the Husband's prepared eclipse viewing 3x5 cards.
The next total solar eclipse to be visible in our neck of the woods will be August 12, 2045. Let's see, knock on wood, I shall be eight years shy of a 100. Whooo-hooo!
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P.S. The photo of me is by the Husband.