Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Total Eclipse of the Cats

While millions of people in the path of totality marveled at the surreal visual effects of Monday's total eclipse, Glogirly got a glimpse of what 92% looks like. And though it was cool to watch the moon overtake the sun through her nerdy NASA-approved glasses, the effect on our own landscape was subtle at best. Still, it's hard to complain about another beautiful day in our mountain cat paradise with plenty of blue skies, sun and puffy clouds.

She was all set up with her photo and video gear on the deck in hopes of capturing something really cool. Once she shot a panorama of the view during the peak of our eclipse, she took to the great indoors to see what you-know-who was up to.



WAFFLES:  So Boss, what's the big whoop with this eclipse guy? He's not going to steal our sun puddles, is he?


KATIE:  Well he might borrow them for a little bit.


WAFFLES:  I never said he could borrow mine.  


KATIE:  Relax, Waffles. Take a nap. Your sun puddle will be here when you wake up.


 WAFFLES:  It better be. Or there's going to be trouble for that eclipse guy.


Our So-Called Eclipse Panorama
Though we didn't get to see anything dramatic or capture it on video, we did get kind of a cool panoramic video of our 8,000' high mountain cat view. The mountains in the distance at the start are some of the highest peaks in Rocky Mountain National Park, including Longs Peak at an elevation of 14,259'. The video pans towards Eldorado Canyon and ends with our view of the flats through an opening in the canyon.

Mountain Cat View


17 comments:

  1. Heaven forbid the sun puddles go away!

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  2. We had a 75% view so I did not even get the glasses. I did notice the shadows on the west side of the house were darker and saw many crescent shaped shodows under the trees.

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  3. I'm glad you got a gorgeous video out of the eclipse, even if it wasn't the big, dramatic thing everyone was expecting.

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  4. It got a little darker her in Virginia but not a lot. Cool video! You're so blessed to live in all that beauty!

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  5. We were only at 81% and I knew to not expect it to get darker, but I still thought the eclipse was so cool. I did have the glasses, but the best part was all the eclipse shadows under the trees - magical!

    Your view - beyond amazing. You truly live in paradise.

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  6. Pawsome view! We slept through the eclipse though the mom did watch it wearing those funny glasses. We only had 80% coverage and some clouds tried to ruin it too.

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  7. eclipse or no, that is an amazing view

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  8. Total bust here, all cloudy. Cool view and we spotted some houses, so you have naybors to wave at.

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  9. Seriously, how can you live in such a gorgeous place, and get anything done? I'd be out there staring at the scenery and forget to: go to work, feed the cats, get dressed, etc....LOL!

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  10. I love that first photo, cool how Glogirly added you two on the glasses :)

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  11. You have an amazing view ! Beautiful ! Purrs

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  12. This is a totally cute post. Seeing that panoramic view, I can understand why you are leaving the Twin Cities

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  13. What a glorious view you have. I am so envious!

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  14. You have such a wonderful view from your new home. I know it must be so peaceful!

    We were able to see a total eclipse and it was amazing!

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  15. the heck with the eclipse!!! That panoramic view is GLORIOUS!!! As well as the kitty photos! You look great as well!!! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

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  16. Wow you're so lucky to live in a home way out in the wilderness and such amazing views.Loved Waffles and Katies chat and photos today.Thank you brightens up my day.x��������������

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  17. I love the view Glogirly! We had 93 or 97% view of the eclipse. Mommy had to go into the office (never happens) to give a big training, but they had a cool "Eclipse Office Party" with theme food & the Nasa glasses. She had fun burning her retinas with friends & coworkers haha!
    Love, Pixel

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