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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Eclipse at our house

It was a little eerie feeling here yesterday, not only during the eclipse, but waiting for the eclipse...


for Raleigh, coverage was 93%. We are just north of Raleigh.

it was a strange kind of darkness with amazing shadows...
Crescent shadows


wish my camera could have captured just how neat these crescents really were...





things got very quiet too. Poppy said, listen, there are no sounds.


Eli waited

more crescents in the driveway...



again, the shadows were amazing and this one was the neatest...



Poppy and I waited too late to get the solar glasses. Stores were sold out. Just for the fun of it, I checked on Craigslist yesterday morning and yes, there were plenty for sale...if you wanted to pay anywhere from $30 to $75.00 for a pair. Imagine that!

Well, this is how it was during the solar eclipse on Henny Penny Lane. Thank you for stopping in.

Love,
Henny

42 comments:

  1. Great photos Henny! I think we were something like 70% coverage. The light did get very weird, the birds stopped singing and the crickets started. Interesting few minutes!
    Take care.
    Robin

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  2. Love the photos Henny, you captured some great shadows and shapes !
    We were one of the lucky counties that experienced 100% coverage, eerily quiet beforehand, I truly expected to see aliens landing :)
    Thank you for sharing !
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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    1. Thank you Jo. I didn't think about aliens, but it really was a weird feeling, even in the 93%.

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  3. Great photos of the solar eclipse. We had a total solar eclipse here in western North Carolina. It was an awesome experience.

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    1. Thank you Brenda Kay. It must have been great to have been in there in the NC mountains during the eclipse!

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  4. Awesome! Here in Oklahoma, our world became a very different sort of light. Almost like everything had just a hint of gray in the colors. Very cool!

    Grace & Peace,
    Pam

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    1. It was different! I've enjoyed hearing about how it looked in different places. Thank you Pam.

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  5. We didn't see that much of a change in the light there. We didn't buy the glasses and we didn't look up, but we did enjoy watching other people standing outside looking up at the sky. We were on our way to a doctor appointment when it happened, so we were just driving along people watching:)

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    1. Hey Connie! Watching people was probably as much fun as seeing the eclipse! :)

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  6. One of the best examples I've seen. The crescents are fascinating - you can see why early man invented stories to make it less scary (or maybe more scary!)
    Here in Massachusetts it got a little dark, but without glasses I couldn't really tell what was going on.

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    1. Thank you Marty. That's true about the stories. It was such an eerie feeling. Dark and quiet.

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  7. Those shadows are so cool!! We had about 70% eclipse here, and at work all the staff were sharing the one pair of solar glasses. I have to say it was a mighty awesome sight!

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    1. Thank you Debbie. I just wish we had bought the glasses. I sure wanted to look up. :)

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  8. Looks good! I love the shadow photos.
    I'm glad it's over, truthfully.

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    1. Thank you Pom Pom! Me too. I'm kind of glad it's over. :)

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  9. Great photos. A lot of people did the old cardboard with a pinhole, shined on foil, I think it was.
    Enjoyed your post, thank you!

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    1. Thank you Linda. Poppy did fix the cardboard with a hole, but after I walked out and saw the crescent shadows, I forgot about using it.

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  10. Wow!

    You had the whole experience. Dark. Silence in nature. And lovely crescent shadows.

    I wouldn't have looked, so we didn't even look for glasses. So as far as I am concerned, you had it ALLLLL!

    Lucky you!!!!!!!!

    See, that effect, in the natural world, was what I wanted to notice. But with only about 70%, there just wasn't enough to be noticed.

    Again, lucky you!!!!

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    1. Thank you Luna. I was not expecting to see much of anything, then walked out and there on the patio were all the little shadows. That got me excited.

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  11. We live in the mountains of PA, so we got quite a bit of eeriness, different light but no crescent shadows :-/ ... mari

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    1. Hey Mari. The girl that does the weather on our local station mentioned the crescent shadows. I am so glad she did, otherwise I might not have noticed them.

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  12. You certainly took in a lot of the eclipse. funny how it cooled off so much.

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    1. I actually enjoyed the eclipse more than I expected to. I cooled off here a little too.

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  13. I love the shadow crescents. We drove a little less than 50 miles south of home to a better viewing area. We were in the path of totality. If you had posted something about not having glasses, I would have sent you some! I ordered 15 of them months ago to make sure that everyone I knew who wanted them could have some. Just about everyone here got their own because of us being in such a great location for viewing a total eclipse. It was truly awesome.

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    1. Oh Peg, it must have been so exciting to be in the path of totality! Wish I had mentioned not having any glasses sooner too. I would have loved getting a pair from you. Thank you! Sure was nice of you to get several pairs.

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  14. diane in northern wisAugust 22, 2017 at 6:10 PM

    Very cool! Love your pictures and the crescent shapes all over your land during the eclipse! It didn't get as dark here as it did at your place. We didn't get the glasses either. For those who did, they can save them for the next eclipse in 7 years!!! So fun to check in with you and Poppy and Eli and the gang. Great blog. Thanks Henny!

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    1. Thank you Diane! Maybe we should still get a pair for next time. The folks on Craigslist should reduce their prices. :)

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  15. Your shadows are great! We were sitting my tall evergreen where light doesn't peek through so we were completely unaware of crescent shadows and didn't go looking. So sorry I missed them.

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    1. Thank you Linda. If the girl on our local weather station had not mentioned looking for crescent shadows, I would probably have missed them. So glad she did!

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  16. that is totally awesome!
    thanx for sharing

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  17. You did get some pretty awesome pictures! We had a short while where it got dusky and maybe a bit cooler but that was it. I have enjoyed seeing what others managed to get though.

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    1. Thank you Granny Marigold! I've enjoyed hearing and seeing what it was like in other places too.

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  18. It's kind of cool that so many bloggers have written about their experience of the eclipse. I noticed the shadows too, although we only got slightly dimmer.

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    1. Hey Karen! Yes, I kept checking for blog posts about the eclipse. It was a neat experience.

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  19. What a lovely post, my friend. I was inside when I noticed it suddenly got darker outside - it was quite the odd feeling. My son and I got out my husband's welding mask so that we could take a peek...my what an awesome sight!

    Hugs to you!

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  20. The crescent shadows were neat looking.
    The sun just dimmed a bit here where I live in western Md.

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  21. I have seen several people share these amazing images of crescent shadows, including one of my friends in Raleigh. Here in Mebane we had cloudless skies right up until after the passing of the moon. I was outside but saw nothing that looked like this around here. I imagine part of it was being filtered through the trees maybe? We just had a strange dimness and I didn't have the glasses either. Enjoy the rest of your week!

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  22. I imagine quiet like that with all those animals around must've seemed strange for sure. The eclipse brought more rain for us, for which we are grateful. We've had a wonderfully wet summer.

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  23. Yes, all our critters were quite as well! I was told that the chickens would go to roost but they just hung out in the yard, watching and waiting, like, what's going on? We had 100% eclipse and I was amazed at how dark it got. Dan got a free pair of the glasses from work, and it was fun to see it happening. When it was full eclipse, though, we couldn't see a thing through the glasses. My eclipse shot is on my blog header!

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  24. You got some great shadow photos! :)

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