Eclipse 2017

Yesterday, Aaron, Mary Jane, and I traveled to Blue Sky Vineyard, to watch the first total eclipse, since 1918.

I had some trepidation that we might not be able to drive there, due to so many people coming to our area and the fact that Blue Sky had the distinct honor of being the home of the longest Eclipse Totality…in the Nation.

We were so happy to drive to the Vineyard with no delays and park, in the ample fields surrounding the establishment and walk into the main building…where a kind gentleman offered us his table.

IMG_4311IMG_4308I would estimate that there was in excess of a thousand people spread throughout the beautiful grounds and buildings.

I began watching the sun about an hour and twenty minutes prior to Totality.

DSCN5589DSCN5592The majesty of being witness to, what for many will be a lifetime event, and being surrounded by people from all over the world…was inspiring!

DSCN5610IMG_4393Many cheered at the awesome beauty of the Eclipse Totality.  Many wept.  There was a profound feeling of unity…and love…and being a member of the miraculous human family…in God’s Creation…that is so much larger than we are!

DSCN5611IMG_4513DSCN5613DSCN5615IMG_4412DSCN5616DSCN5617DSCN5618DSCN5621‘The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.’  Psalm 19:1   English Standard Version





8 responses

  1. A wonderful display. So glad that you got to see it.

    1. Thank you my friend. It was exciting! 🌞

  2. You became a part of history and the photos are excellent! Thanks for sharing😊

    1. It was great! Thank you my friend. 🌞

  3. Wow! You managed to get some amazing images of it! I agree, it’s definitely something that stays with you forever – my experience of totality in 1999 is still a highlight

    1. Thank you very much. It was an amazing experience.

  4. I love the picture of MJ with her wine waiting for the eclipse. She looks so beautiful! ❤

    1. Thank you. She does! I will tell her. 🌞🍷

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