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Since January 1, 2012, my goal is to write a daily sentence or two (or paragraph or two) about gratitude of the day and to include one photo (at least) that I took that day (but will add others from time to time). It has definitely been a challenge most days throughout the past eight years, and welcomed the challenge again this year - 2020 - Covid and all. I hope you will continue the ride with me!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Eclipse and Tomatoes

Nothing like canning 53 quarts of tomatoes whilst the biggest science experiment is going on...plus the total eclipse of the sun! My tomato canning friends, Patty Lubin and Marilyn Eichner, took it all in stride when: A) we did not have the "super powered" eye glass wear to see the eclipse "properly", but then Patty's neighbor (in Fairfax, VA) came up to the porch in the backyard offering up his only pair so we could all take a look-sie; and B) this offering of the "super powered eye glasses" was a few minutes before a huge storm rustled through with pelting rain that came exactly at our 81% at 2:43pm, but then...five minutes later, voilá, the sun broke out again, and we were able to see a partial eclipse with the lent "proper" glasses. It was like a comedy of errors, but it all worked out. Whew!

Thankfully, between running out in the backyard (with sun, wind, rain, and then sun again); watching the TV for the totalities around the USA, we managed to can four and a half bushels of tomatoes and spend a great day together witnessing this great event of sun and moon of Eclipse 2017!


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