It's wild to think that a week ago we were all in wild anticipation of the Great American Eclipse of 2017. The Bascom closed for the day. With great determination this gal took that opportunity by storm, heading to the empty, quiet studio to start throwing mugs -- and attempt to look semi-serious. I can't tell you how many times I've felt that I've fallen very short, but Great American Eclipse Day was not going to be one of them.
There were moments when I wished I'd made plans to go home and view it with friends and family in South Carolina, but my time here in Highlands is short and this availed an chance to gain some ground. In the end, many mugs were thrown, traffic wasn't anywhere what was predicted & I viewed the eclipse with new friends in the comfort of the Bascom front lawn. Highlands was mostly cloud covered for a majority of the phases. However post totality, the sky opened up and we could see the eclipse through the cloud without filters. The clouds acted as our filter for a majority of the eclipse duration. It was glorious and I'm ever so amazed at the wonders and hands of the best Creator.