Eclipse The Path to Totality

We saw the total eclipse of the sun in: Silverton, OR Silverton is in the path of totality for the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017! Observers there will see (approximately) 1m 46s of totality! Here's what I've written about it so far. Eclipse The Path to Totality We planned for months to travel to Oregon to see a total eclipse of the sun the first time visible coast to coast in the US since 1918. My sister picked a gorgeous garden, the Oregon Garden, in Silverton for our viewing. She also invited friends and our nephew from Seattle and his family. Before we left LA people warned the crowds would be horrendous, the traffic bumper to bumper for miles, and it gave me pause. Should we still go on this trip to see a once in a lifetime occurrence that would last less than two minutes? Of course, we went. My husband, an amateur astronomer, would have it no other way. And we were not disappointed. We left Portland in the dark of the mor … [Read more...]

More photos from our weekend in Oregon

Birthday dinner at my sister and brother-in-law's home in Lake Oswego Bob and I with my sister-in-law from Denver and my nephew Brendan and his lovely Kasia Bob and I during our wine tasting afternoon in Oregon's Willamette Valley And those gorgeous Rhododendrons and Japanese Maples in Portland (wish we would grow them in Southern CA) … [Read more...]