Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Solar Eclipse

The solar eclipse last weekend was pretty big news here in NorCal, given that the path of the eclipse in terms of prime viewing cut a swatch over a chunk of Northern California, including here in Sacramento.  Mr. E and I tried the traditional "pinhole in cardboard box" tactic to view the event but with little success.  Luckily, however, we noticed that our neighbors E & M were stationed in the parking lot behind our townhomes with a camera and solar filter to allow for excellent direct viewing.  We joined them to chat for a bit, and at one point, I happened to look behind us at the office furniture building and noticed the amazing shadows being cast by the trees (see photos below).  I had actually read that the eclipse could be "viewed" in this way, but I didn't understand how that was possible until I saw it in person.  So incredible!  I'm so glad we got a chance to see this!


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