I spent the duration of the eclipse yesterday sitting in my lawn chair with the sun shining on my shoulders from the back. I felt the chill descend when the eclipse reached near totality. I saw the light turn a weird yellow that gave me a bit of a chill down my spine. I heard the silence in the trees and throughout the neighborhood.
And I saw the eclipse unfold in hundreds, maybe thousands, of reflections on the front of our house and the sidewalks. The house faces south with an aspen tree strategically placed to create exactly the images I’d heard about when reading blogs about the eclipse.
We also had a pinhole viewer made from a shoebox to watch the movement of the moon between the sun and the earth, but the shadowy reflections were more fun to watch. Without reading those random blogs in advance, I might not have recognized these crescent shapes for what they were.