I don't know about your part of the world, but mine — it was nothing but talk of the impending eclipse for the last few weeks. As I planned out my blog posts for the week (cause ya, that's what I do) I thought surely I'd have some photo from the eclipse to share for my Wednesday Vignette. But then I thought better of it, why not just experience it? Besides since Portland was "only" in the 99% totality range I wouldn't want to risk frying my phone or camera trying to take a photo, there are experts for that.
So instead I'm reaching back to my October visit to the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix (still so many photos I haven't posted!). I thought it would be fun to see what the sun does to Cylindropuntia ramosissima, aka Diamond Cholla...
The sun certainly does make those long spikes shine...
So many spikes!
Okay who do I think I'm kidding?! Of course I took a couple of eclipse photos, but of the fabulous dancing crescent shapes that were everywhere a foliage shadow fell. Magic! How was the eclipse where you live?
Weather Diary, August 22: Hi 88, Low 61/ Precip 0
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