Miss Bah Humbug (me) had an absolute blast on the boardwalk with all the other geeks during the eclipse yesterday. I didn't have any glasses when I first got down there but there were plenty of nice people who were willing to share so I could get a peek.
There was a crowd. You can tell what side the sun was on. I thought the pier might tip over.
We had some cloud cover but it only added to the excitement.
The wind was really whipping the waves up. The beach crowd was loving it.
The Mister found a lady who had glasses to spare so we had our own by the time things got good. We tailgated under a shady tree to pass the time.
As the moon made its way across the sun the world turned gray.
It got a little spooky. It made me think of this scene from Independence Day and we all know what came next. Was there going to be lizardmen or a global apocalypse? Yikes.
The sun ducked behind some rain clouds just at the moment we had all been waiting for. We got sprinkled on.
When it emerged it was met with oohs and aahs. It was a pretty sight.
The kids on the boardwalk were fascinated by the patterns it was making through the trees.
Pup was loving the fact that she could walk on the pavement without burning her little feet. It didn't get really dark here but it got much cooler during the moon cover. The Mister and I had to laugh at how many people warned us not to let the pups look at the sun. As if.
Back at home I had a surprise waiting for me. Thanks to Cindy of Delighted Hands I've got some goodies that will always remind me of this fun day. A sunflower dishcloth? What could be more perfect. The watercolor card is frame worthy, and that shoe kit...you can't get more fabulous than that. I'll have to hide that skate bag from Daughter. Just wait until she sees that. Thanks, Cindy. I love it all. And a great big thanks to Kathy B who arranged the swap!