I was overcome with joy when I returned to see and read about so many experiences spent outside viewing and capturing images of the solar eclipse. My Instagram feed was flooded with images of wonder, curiosity, and play. I think this is the first time I remember such a widespread sharing of the same subject matter. I loved each and every one of the images I saw because each represents an experience of wonder. I am hopeful that we can find many more days to fill our lives (and our social feeds) with the beauty and awe of the world.
I totally wanted to get out for a hike to view the eclipse and so we adventured to Little Jackson Mountain in Maine as our viewing spot. The spot itself didn't really make a difference for visibility, but why not make it a day of adventure to chase the sun and clouds (at least that was our thinking on it). When the time came, I pointed my camera up, looking at the screen, and we rotated our two pairs of polarizing sunglasses to capture the partial eclipse.