Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Winter Solstice

Did you see the lunar eclipse last night?  Anna wanted to stay up to see it.  It was suppose to be around 12:30 to 1 a.m.  I didn't want to stay up and went to bed.  I did not hear Anna come in to wake up Frank.  But I naturally woke up at 12:55 a.m. and said, "Cool, I'll go see the eclipse." 

It was a beautifully clear night.  We were worried because there had been clouds throughout the day.  But there was the moon with a reddish shadow across it.  We had to step out on our upper deck to be able to see it straight above.  Even in pajamas, slippers and a sweater, it didn't seem too cold to me (it was probably in the thirties).  We'd stand outside for awhile looking at the pretty sight with lots of stars and the cool air on our face, then come back in for a little while.  Frank discovered that if we lay down on the living room floor with our head right in the very corner of the room by the windows, we could see it from inside.

It was so peaceful and beautiful, a wonderful way to celebrate the solstice.

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