We thoroughly enjoyed the total solar eclipse from our front yard. Jenna hung up her Eno that she got from the Baileys and we hung out in the shade of the trees in the front yard as it got dimmer and dimmer. The final few seconds before the sun was completely obscured was like someone turning down a dimmer switch. And then this bizarre scene for the next two and a half minutes.
It was very much like a deep dusk and yet very different. The feel and the colors were all somehow not dusk-like at all.
As David would say, “The heavens declare the glory of God and the sky above proclaims his handiwork” (Ps. 19:1).
And just as quickly as it happened, it was over as the dimmer switch was turned back up—not all the way, but it was a clear difference between completely covered and almost.
It was such an enjoyable event, that I’m already thinking that in April of 2024, I might need to take a vacation back to my hometown as they will be on the center line.
In other news, Lauren is doing well in her first week away, making new friends, working hard, getting books bought, and figuring it all out. We have Jenna for just five more days. Dana started back babysitting today for the Classical Conversations group. Rebekah added two more subjects this week: history and Spanish and will add Botany and World Literature next week. We are starting with the Odyssey.