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Solar Eclipse 2017
It was an amazing experience being almost dead center of the path of the 2017 solar eclipse! The only problem was it only lasted a couple of minutes! Barely enough time to take it all in. The photo above is a collage of select photos I took during the episode! The most fascinating moment was when the moon covered the sun. In a matter of seconds, it went from bright day to twilight. The sun's corona around the moon was spectacular....and...as quickly as the darkness came, daylight was restored! I stood there for a few seconds almost breathless at what I had just witnessed. Then there was a call to look at the solar snakes on the driveway, a phenomenon where shadows look like snakes crawling across the concrete driveway... and then there were the crescent moon images on the chair below a small tree... caused by the sunlight passing through the tree leaves, basically making a pin hole camera projecting an image of the eclipse on the chair. WOW! It was truly a once in a lifetime experience!
Orchid Awarded AM/AOS
Well, I have received my first AM/AOS for an orchid. During the Breezy Hill Orchid Festival, I entered an orchid for judging. The orchid is a cross with the parantage of C. Hummingbird and RLC Carolina Splendor. The plant received a score of 80 and was awarded an AM/AOS. Now comes the fun part. I have to come up with a clonal name for this plant!