For weeks, I eagerly anticipated yesterday’s solar eclipse and prayed that our sky here in Washington State wouldn’t be overcast like it typically is when there is an exciting astronomical event.
I persuaded my neighbor, Ron Meeks, to join me at McCollum Park to watch the eclipse. We had no idea that we needed those stupid eclipse glasses to actually see the eclipse. We waited and waited and waited for the excitement to begin. Fortunately, a mother walking the trail heard my grumbling and loaned us her glasses so that we could see it.
This afternoon I uploaded my photos and was shocked to discover that they reveal more of the eclipse than we could see yesterday!
I was surprised that so many folks came to McCollum Park, but it is one of the most open vistas in Mill Creek.
This photographer took photos all morning, and I hope he shares his work.
The maple trees you see behind home plate on the baseball diamond circle the park and line the walking path. The North Creek trail starts at McCollum Park and winds through our reforested old growth wetlands. The towering evergreen trees are amazing.