Tuesday morning was an unusual day in that we saw a partial eclipse of the sun.
I tried to capture the sun by hanging out of the bedroom window. No success as it was hidden behind the horizon.
But I was rewarded by a pink candy striped sky. A trumpet call announcing the start of the eclipse.
Then it gradually got darker and an eerie light crept across the sky
Making the bare tree branches glitter with remarkable light
And painting the sky with lovely swathes of glowing sepia.
A long time ago – so long that I can’t remember which country I was in at the time but I know it was a country far away – I did experience a total eclipse of the sun. It was in the time before global media and the Internet so I had no idea it was coming. The sun disappeared; the world went horribly dark in the middle of the day. It was terrifying and amazing all at the same time.
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