Posted by episode81 on May 20, 2012
There was excitement today – there was a partial annular eclipse in Menlo Park. Yey!
Right before the eclipse, we were out in the garage tidying up and preparing for our move. I found a box that was packed in 1996 and I had no idea what was in it. I am not a big fan of melancholy, so I wasn’t overly excited to open it. The decision was made when the tape just fell off as I touched it. Inside were all the papers that I wrote at university plus a bunch of books from my childhood and a sad little book on surrealist art (Ah, teenage years. How I don’t miss you). It was a hoot going through the papers. I wrote in green ink and did many of my projects in Fortran and Assembler. Good times.
Anywho, I digress …
During the tidying up, we found an old pair of binoculars. We used them to project an image of the sun onto the sidewalk and watched the moon move across the sun. After 20 minutes of balancing the bins to get a perfect image I looked up and noticed some odd shadows on the neighbors garage door. I took a closer look and realized that they were all images of the sun – a maple tree was doing a great job as a multiple pinhole camera. What a fabulous sight!
Life is good.