Darkness is simply the absence of light, just as cold is really the absence of heat. Just as we are not designed to take continuous heat, neither are we designed to be blasted by continuous light. One of the more interesting paths to darkness is an eclipse such as the solar eclipse that cast it’s shadow in varying degree across Northern California the afternoon of May 20th.
Of course, it is unsafe to view a solar eclipse directly, but if the opportunity ever affords itself to you, simply take a pin and punch a hole in a piece of paper. This can then be held up allowing what light there is to pass through and be focused on a flat surface. That is exactly what I did to get this picture of the moon eclipsing the sun as projected onto a brick on the front of our house:
An even more delightful … hmmm, is it proper to see dark as being de-light? … effect is afforded by light filtering through my neighbor’s tree leaves onto his fence, a plethora of crescents!
What would life be without its shadows? Uninteresting at its very best; deadly overload at its worst.
Please forgive me my tardiness in this Friday Loose Blogger Consortium posting. Life has been busy lately to say the least. I think you will also find that other members of the LBC suffer the same fate from time to time. What you won’t find is uninteresting, so please check the sites linked to on the right side of the page and see what they have to say about this topic.
And please welcome back one of our returning members, Anu!