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We Survived the Eclipse: Story Through Photos and Haiku



A painting of the eclipse (red because it’s darker) – Art by Khloe



Our tiny view of the eclipse through a pin-hole camera


Boxes, foil and tape,

wondering children marvel

as sky lights shake hands.


Pin-hole cameras



Hayden and Khloe peeking at the solar eclipse


The daytime and night

heavenly bodies dance past,

a peek-a-boo tryst.


Gage trying to see the eclipse…he’s only 2, so was not impressed



Stacking rocks was more enticing than solar and lunar escapades


The waiting is long

Look, play, work, gaze, pinhole view;

Light sliver eclipse.


The PacMan stage (coined by Hayden) of the solar eclipse



Taking a solar break – by hauling bricks


But how? Why? We gasp.

Fleeting, amazing, we stop.

Cooler, darker day.


Mabel was definitely more exciting to Gage than the sun and moon



Putting down bricks, mid-eclipse



Solar Eclipse, by Khloe

Author: Angie

I live with my husband and crazy kitty. Much of my time is spent writing, reading, and playing with the grands. You can usually find me sipping tea or coffee, nibbling on dark chocolate, and contemplating what to plant next in the garden. If not those pursuits, then I am probably trying to figure out how to cook and live in an RV, creating cards with rubber stamps, walking, hiking, or out snapping photos with my camera.

5 thoughts on “We Survived the Eclipse: Story Through Photos and Haiku

  1. Lovely. I like the way kids notice but then are on to the next amusement. 🙂


    • Yes. Never in one spot for too long. We’d look, comment, go do something, and come back and repeat. Plus – I had free help moving bricks! Can’t argue with that. 🙂

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    • Oh, yes they were. Look, run, look, play…keeps me on my toes! I wouldn’t have it any other way. Plus – as I now call it, the eclipse patio is complete! (Until we decide to move it again.) LOL 🙂

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  2. Love this post, Angie. I can appreciate your outlook here. I too have grandchildren and they can make doing chores fun, and if you let yourself go you get to go back in time and enter their world even if it’s just for a little while. Well done. Looking forward to visiting as often as possible. ☺☺


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