Solar Eclipse 2017
For months on the news all we have heard about is the solar eclipse, path of totality, extreme crowds, fuel and food shortages, etc. Honestly, I was kinda over it before it even got started. Then school decided to close for the day and use an NTI day (where kids bring home school work and as long as everyone completes, it’s a day we do not have to make up).
My daughter has been excited over this eclipse for a while now, making sure we all had viewers in preparation for this once in a lifetime experience. I reluctantly decided to stay at home and thought I could get a lot of work done and go outside for the 2+ minutes of totality and call it good.
Not so much, my little chef started on Saturday with a crazy idea of making solar eclipse cupcakes for her YouTube Channel. Lots of steps to video and edit, but to my surprise they turned out pretty cute and were really good. Catch the video here, Solar Eclipse Cupcakes.
Our farm is in the path of totality so we were estimated to get 2 minutes and 13 seconds of darkness. Starting at a bit before noon, we got on our solar eclipse approved glasses and ventured outside for the periodic check of the eclipse. It immediately started to feel cooler and as time passed, it seems as the outside had one of those Instagram filters on it. I became more interested and decided to take part. My to do list needed attention but this was a once in a lifetime opportunity right?
The stillness of the air was eerie and the filter of the sun became more dreamy than earlier. As the eclipse progressed, it became more exciting. As it got closer to totality, we were cheering and the sound echoed in the stillness. I then decided I needed to run in and get my camera. I caught these shots in my mad dash, but they really do not do justice to the amazing presence of the totality.
The stillness of the moment reminded me that we need to take time and just breathe and enjoy the special moments that God provides. I’m so glad I didn’t miss this one. My son looked at me when it was over and said, “Mom thanks for showing me the eclipse. It was awesome.” I agree son, I agree! It was awesome.
I am so blessed to be surrounded by God’s beautiful creations. I just need to remember to be intentional about taking time to breathe, take it all in, enjoy each moment and share those special moments with family. Thank you Solar Eclipse 2017. Now time for a cupcake!