Yup, I’m thinking most everyone survived the big eclipse. Seems, eyedoctors are getting folks with damaged eyes, that I’ve heard. Also there was a ecological disaster up here in Puget Sound. I don’t know all the details on this one but so far the word is that there was an unusually high tide associated with the eclipse and it caused the failure for the containment of Atlantic Salmon at a fish farm north of here. The Atlantic part is the big problem. There was 300,000 fish some or all at 10 pounds apiece. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is declaring open season, no limit on those invaders. Stuff like that you can’t make up.
Here at the ranch things are a little calmer. Our company is gone and we are getting back to normal. That was our daughter Tesia and here husband Ramon and our grandson Osian.
Our friend Steve or Steve-O or Esteban sent an email in response to yesterday’s blogpost and I thought that I would put it up here for your enjoyment. He could easily have his own blog. Yup:
What a great real-time post! I loved it!
Interestingly, I remember the eclipse in ’72 (?) to be about the same.
This time I still didn’t notice any ancient Druidic past -life spirit appearing to take me into a timeless insight into the Magik of the Olde Days (Daze?). Mostly, it just got a little darker (93% of total down here; ’bout the same on Vashon), the temp went down a few delightful degrees, and then in a minute or so it got all bright, hot and smoky again. No animals went berserk, either. Mostly, it was like a dark raincloud passing before the sun for a few minutes. Never seen THAT before…
So, we all survived. 98 more years to the next one like that, they say. Thinkin I’ll prolly miss it.
Anyway— your post was terrific.
Well, time to pick some corn for the stand, fresh every day. By the way I looked at the corn in the grocery store this morning and it was really old and bad and looked like some kind of four letter word.