It was a glorious day and it didn't rain! Blue sky, fluffy white clouds, about 90 degrees (Fahrenheit for those of you in North Korea).
The almost bad news:
I almost slept through the eclipse.
As usual, I didn't sleep last night. I felt really crappy this morning so I crashed on my bed, for what I hoped would only be an hour. I wound up sleeping until about 1:15 in the afternoon. The eclipse was supposed to begin around 1:30 (I'm not sure exactly).
I quickly pulled on my boots, grabbed my El Cheapo camera, and ran outside (I was only wearing underwear - - boots and Fruit of the Looms).
I was very groggy and didn't know what the hell I was doing (my usual self...). So I just stood there, watching the light disappear, and snapping a few haphazard photos.
What I noticed the most was how eerie everything was. Almost spooky. Complete silence at first - no birds or animals. The temperature dropped noticeably.
As it got darker, the neighboring roosters started to crow - just like they do every morning before dawn.
Also, all of the nocturnal insects began chirping and buzzing in the woods.
There are loads of insect noises here at night - not only crickets but also lots of other mystery bugs.
The darkness didn't last long, only a few minutes - - but the eerie feeling lingered a long time.
My photos are uninteresting, really, but I'll post them anyway.
This is my back yard today before the eclipse - bright and sunny.
Just as the eclipse was starting. It was difficult taking pictures, because I never looked directly at the sun. I merely pointed the camera in the direction of the sun.
Strangely enough, my photos don't seem to reveal any blockage of the sun, even though it was dark when I took them.
....and when the eclipse was ending...
My cat Scratch (Kitzee) was unconcerned