The day of the total solar eclipse of 2017.
If nature did not create it, we do not need it...including specialized solar eclipse glasses!
I looked directly at the eclipse through my regular prescription sunglasses, I would not have been able to see anything without my prescription lenses, and my eyes are fine. :)
I am not telling anyone to do this, just reporting my experience, and I know others have also looked at an eclipse with bare eyes, without experiencing any optical damage.
The clouds are there to help! When a cloud passes over a solar eclipse, you can see the phases beautifully! Otherwise the sun is too bright & all you can see is a spot of light.
I was curious what sales were like for these glasses, here is 1 article I found:
"One of the approved manufacturers selling the special glasses, American Paper Optics, has sold 45 million pairs over the last two years — 10 million since mid-July, said John Jerit, president of the Memphis, Tennessee-based company."
Wow...at $2-$12 per pair....times 10 million -since only July-...and these numbers are for just ONE of the many manufacturers...so, with ALL the different manufacturer sales combined......that..is pretty big business!
Me and the bird babies at Lake Colorado City State Park.
I am traveling north to COOOOOL Colorado again, fleeing from the heat.
Since I am going to be outdoors frequently, I need to be in a comfortable climate.
I will come out of hiding after the summer heat subsides lol.
I have been running more lately, and it feels great. Running is a wonderful way to release mental, and physical, stress! It is also a great way to help burn excess pounds.
My legs are already looking and feeling tighter, leaner, and more shapely. ;)-
Get your running game on! XOXO
Beautiful scenery, this park was so quiet, not crowded at all. I was the ONLY one in the entire camping area lol, it was wonderfully private, not a soul around anywhere.... :)