Monday, April 8, 2024

The eclipse et al

Moon view (a sketch)
Acrylic ink on watercolour paper
5.5 x 8.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2019

I love Canadians, and Torontonians, and my neighbours.  The big eclipse
excitement, (and that was a real thing) was huge. In Toronto, which was not in
the path of the totality, neighbours let us see the start of it, and then Steven
and I went for a walk, and the sky began to cloud over!

All along our walk people had those special glasses, and were looking. When
the clouds began we could look at the eclipse directly through a screen of cloud
and it was a foggy view.  But when everyone was geared up for the big moment,
at 3:19 p.m. a thick layer of cloud meant that all of us could see nothing -- except cloud.  It became a bit darker.  The street lights came on for maybe five minutes, and then the light came back, and in a very short time -- full sunlight. So everyone on the street holding their special viewing glasses started laughing, and saying "That was it?!!!!" 

We all laughed so much.  The best.  That is Canadian. Weather.  Who knew.

Happy Eclipse Day !

Have a loving your life day.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Beautiful sketch❣️❣️❣️ we had cloud too and I forgot about it because nothing seemed to be happening 🤷‍♀️ 😂

Barbara Muir said...

That's so wonderful -- it was a big deal here, and then it wasn't.
People really wanted to see it.


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