Who says you gotta have TOTALITY to have fun?? Here in the Boston area we had an incredible time with our 63%. Here I am ready for the show – note my backup pair of eclipse-glasses stuffed into my shirt … I am a woman who takes no chances with the eclipse. I wanted to SEE that thang! And it was worth it!Who says you gotta have totality to have fun?? Click To Tweet
People in my neighborhood were out at the park oo-ing, ah-ing and being creative, as usual, with the event. These are pictures of folks watching down at the park near my house: a couple who made an eclipse mirror theater (they projected the eclipse into the blue tent) and a neighbor who brought her colander for some eclipse laser art. Me, I walked down to the park with 10 pairs of eclipse glasses and yelled out “Anyone need glasses?”
The beauty of eclipse colander art …
… and the crowd that gathered to see it.
The masterminds of the eclipse tent-theater …
… and the dance show of sun and moon
So, why did I have 10 pairs of eclipse glasses? Well, originally I had 50. By the time I ordered them, the price of shipping was so much more than the price of the glasses that I figured, what the heck, why not buy 50 instead of 2 and then give the others away? Thus did I become a momentary neighborhood hero. It may look like these people are watching the eclipse but they’re actually singing a paean to me. Honestly! OK, not really. But they ARE all wearing the glasses I bought!
Here’s Renee, my amazing assistant and C.I. (Civilizing Influence) and her partner Tommy …
And here’s me in a dramatic re-enactment of my amazement and delight when I first saw that clean clear-cut shadow of the tiny mood eclipse the might sun. Wayattago moon!!!
Waytago Moon!!!! Click To Tweet
I’m so glad you had fun with the partial eclipse and shared it with others – there seemed to be a lot of people who mistakenly thought there was nothing for them to see if they weren’t in the path of totality. If there were any trees in the area where you were viewing, did you notice little crescents on the ground from the sun shining through the leaves (like through the colander), and maybe shifting around as a breeze moved the leaves? That’s a cool effect, too.
Deborah !!! I think you should use that pic for advertisement saying: For great arms, play the harp!!!!