Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Lincoln City, OR eclipse

Did any of you see the solar eclipse today?  How much of it was available in your area?  Here in Philly it was an 80% eclipse.  Originally I wasn't going to be able to see it because I had to take Joe to a doctor's appointment, but he changed it to another day.

The day started out with bright sun and then got cloudy.

Then the sun came out.

Then it clouded up again.

I didn't have any glasses and never got around to making a pinhole viewer, so I watched it live stream from our science museum, the Franklin Institute.   It was amazing watching the sun be covered up by the moon and then reappearing.

You can tell the cameraman was using a filter because of how orange it is.  I made a short video for you too.


I also grabbed a couple of pictures off of our news broadcast.  They were much clearer.

Just ignore the date on the pictures.  I accidentally set it to the wrong month.  Duh.

Did you feel a difference during the eclipse?  It didn't get pitch black here, but it got dark like a storm was about to come.  It felt like a storm too.  All the air was somehow charged.  And I was in the house!
Now to try to get a few hours sleep before I have to get up to teach.  This is going to be a busy day.



Sunday, August 20, 2017


I hope you will enjoy this series of photos taken by my friend Sarah.  This is taken in her apartment.  What an artsy shot!


Saturday, August 19, 2017


Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers.  After two days of a very strong antibiotic, I am finally beginning to feel like a human being again.  Still a ways to go, but I'm definitely on the way to being well.

But it's Saturday and time to share another week of my great-granddaughter's pictures.  For those of you who asked, yes, this is my first great-grandchild.  And the way we are related is... she is the daughter of Joe's son's ex-wife's daughter.  So really we are not blood relation, but  I was told again yesterday that I'm her great-grandma.  I'll take it.

Isn't this a beautiful picture of Hadley and her daddy?

More Tennessee orange!

My little princess.

Trying to figure things out.

"My name is Princess Fussy-Pants."  And it is.

Her first night in her crib.  She looks so little.

Not happy about wearing a frilly dress.  In fact there was a picture after this where she was throwing a temper tantrum about it.  I have a feeling she is not going to be a "girly girl".

Finally, I thought I'd show you a picture of her with her parents.

 She won't be this little forever so they are enjoying her while she is.

Hopefully next week I will have something interesting to post.  This week all I would have to show you is me laying on the sofa blowing my nose and coughing my lungs up.  Not very attractive.