We were at 95% totality here, which was pretty cool. Literally, even. The temperature dropped considerably for the ten or so minutes surrounding the peak, and I felt like putting on a sweater (although I didn’t because it just felt wrong knowing we’d be back up in the 90s in minutes).
I was neck deep in prepping plums that day, so I watched from the deck while I cut out pits and ran the food strainer. The eclipse kept me company, shining through the leaves in the maple and scattering images across the table and everything I had on it.
Periodically I ambled down the steps to the driveway, where the kids took turns viewing with the box we made and the Minion welding helmet.
All in a all, a fun couple of hours!