A Year Ago This Happened

Nope, today’s not my blogsiversary. Though it sure feels long enough.

Today’s the day after the great eclipse of 2017 day. Also known as The Broken Van anniversary. It’s a long story.

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And here you can now see an example of my horrible photography. My hands were kinda shaky.

For those wondering, no, there was no totality here in Ontario. There was, however, totality in Greenville, SC, which is where we hightailed to after church. Boy, that was fun. And when the eclipse came, it was pretty spectacular. Hence the shaky hands. Among other reasons.

 

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If I’m a bad photographer now, I was even worse back then. But it shall suffice til the next one. If I live to see the next eclipse.

Funny thing, though. When I remember August 21 and 22, I remember catching up with friends I’ve never met. I remember sparking conversations with complete strangers, and feeling more connected to them than people I’ve known all my life. I remember pizza after the eclipse, and arguing over sweet and unsweetened Chikfila tea, and whether one should mix the two. I remember laughter and joy, and horrible bug bites. I remember the thrill of watching the sky turn dark in the middle of the day. I remember everybody’s faces staring up at the sky.

And August 22? Well, that was the day we were supposed to leave. But our car had broken down. Trust our family car to break down day of departure. But even that was a good memory. Like when we were all eating at Chikfila. Or when we were walking around this huge place. And the sad memory of trying not to cry when we said goodbye is still there.

Can’t believe it’s been exactly 365 days since the eclipse happened. A lot has happened since then. And I wonder what will happen in the 365 days from here til the next August 22.

Right now, I’m ready to live one day at a time.

At least I think I am.

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HARPs 7 Finale #1! Sky’s The Limit

This post is dedicated to my favorite pencil, which was lost a day ago. May it rest in piece, until I hopefully find it before my test tomorrow.  

Good morning people everywhere! Greetings and salutations!

I’m back again for Starling’s Happy and Random Posts Contest, and this happens to be the last round. Yay! Aren’t you glad I won’t be showing you 100+ pictures of books anymore?

Well, for this last topic:

1. Free Topic

I am going to show you guys…. wait for it…

“I will fly, I will fly,
Chase the wind and touch the sky.” – (Touch The Sky, Brave)
Yep, this free topic is all about the brilliant blue expanse.

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Contrails are always fun to photograph. Just seeing that nice long streak of white slowly wander across the sky is kinda.. satisfying, for some strange reason.

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One of my favorite things to do in the evenings is watch the sun go down. It’s gorgeous. The hues of the clouds, the rays of the sun, golden hour, it all is an amazing picture to capture.

 

These two I took way back in winter, back when it was nice and cold and air-conditioned.  Yeah, that was back in the day when dinosaurs roamed the earth.

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This was just taken yesterday! Ain’t it lovely?

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Sunrises are just as beautiful to see as sunsets. Today I actually got to wake up early to see today’s sunrise. It was beautiful. (Sad to say, I have no pictures from this morning’s masterpiece.)

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Unless there is no sun to rise, and all you have are clouds. *points below*

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Goodnight cow jumping over the moon”- (Goodnight Moon, written by Margaret Wise Brown, arranged by Nina Stone)

Ah, the moon. I can’t take pictures of stars too well, but the moon, that I can see easily. Like a lone light that… automatically turns on in a really dark closet.

So much for trying to sound poetic.

It’s fascinating to think that it’s so bright, and yet it just reflects off the sun.

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Now, the sun is pretty neat to take a picture of too! But also really tricky to take pictures of. See for yourself.

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Last August, my family and I were able to see this amazing spectacle known as… an eclipse! For many of you, you probably were able to see it as well. A really great friend of ours got these special eclipse glasses for us (if you’re reading this, thanks a lot, by the way!), and we witnessed history.

Now, did I get a picture of this? Yes! Did I get a good picture of this? Sadly.. *hangs head* I, at the time, was even worse at photography than I am now, and.. well, you’ll just have to see for yourself.

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Ah, the sky is something wonderful to gaze at, that’s for sure. I could stare at it for days… of course, one algebra lesson can feel like a week, am I right?

And now, *drumroll*…

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Points Calculator!

  1.  (3 points per post related to the HARPs Contest) – 3 points!
  2.  (2 points per photo) – 28(2)= 56 points! (Well, if you count the meme as another picture I took, that makes 29 pictures and 58 points)
  3. Completing Little Challenges (2 points) 4(2)= 8 points!
  4. Starling, you did say that to make and put your own meme up is worth some points, right? Update: Your own made meme is worth 2 points, so yay!
  5. Total: 69 points!

Hope you all have a great day, and thanks for scrolling!