Saturday, August 26, 2017

A "Partial" Eclipse of the Heart---Caturday Art

Sooo, while everyone was in the midst of a solar eclipse frenzy on August 22, I never got the special glasses that had to be worn because I  heard we would only experience approximately 80% totality here in Michigan. (Ironically, once you know you CANNOT look up at the sun, all you want to do IS to look up!)

So, here is what it looked like outside our home here in Michigan, (I wasn't smart like some others who photographed their homes INSIDE. Should have done that!)

The top photo on the left is just before it started, the one on the top right was as it was progressing and the bottom one was our final result. Wish I had bought the darn glasses!

But.....Cody thinks that he eclipses any phenomena that happens once in a lifetime!!!


I have to agree!!!

Today we are FINALLY participating in Caturday Art after not participating in AGES!! Head on over to the Caturday Art Blog Hop hosted by GORGEOUS Athena Cat Goddess and her sweet Mum, Marie:


and see some GREAT participants!







47 comments:

  1. Cody definitely eclipses almost anything!

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  2. Hahaha. Sorry, Caren, but we just had to giggle when we read this post. Our human has often been in the same position (not buying something and then regreting it), so she can really relate.

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    1. I don't blame you for laughing! I am so stupid!!! I kept asking my husband to get them, he didn't, I should have just gotten them myself!

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  3. I think this is purrfect, Cody and Caren and best part of all, you will always remember that day :) Pawkisses for a total exlipse...of the heart :) <3

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    1. Awww that was so sweet!! THANK YOU!!! xoxo

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  4. Cool photos from outside your house as the eclipse happened.....we saw it too here and it was VERY cool!

    Hugs, Teddy

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  5. Cody is one smart mancat! If coworkers hadn't shared their eclipse glasses or shoeboxes made into mini-observatories, I was out of luck! Thankfully, I recorded several TV specials to 'really' watch it...

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    1. that was BRILLIANT to do! I should have recorded a few things, just BRILLIANT!!

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  6. Great photos. Love Cody's photo too.
    Sue B

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  7. Thank you for sharing your photos ! We love your art, Cody, you chose really cool effects ! Purrs

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    1. thank you! Too bad Mom didn't get any glasses or she could have looked up!!! MOL!

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  9. Cody's picture is real nice. I like it. "dreamy picture".
    We had a partial eclipse some years ago. It's was impressive. Less light and cold.
    Your pictures are great.
    Bonne soirée
    Nat à Chat

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    1. thank you!! I like the word "dreamy" to describe it. Thanks so much!! xoxoxo

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  10. What a great shot of Cody. He's a handsome mancat.

    Have a purrfect day, Cody. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥♥♥

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  11. We love that art of Cody!

    We had about 70% coverage here, and a slew of staff in our building did the pinhole thing, including me, briefly. NASA's live-streaming coverage was better though. LOL.

    Kim, Nicki and Derry

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    1. Thank you so much!! You actually had a little bit less coverage than we did! I agree about NASA's coverage! I almost did the pinhole thing too!

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  12. I agree with Cody too! We had no visibility here and I also didn't get the glasses. I don't think anybody did in PA. I enjoyed watching on TV what it looked like as it hit the different places like Tennessee and South Carolina. Yes, I had no doubt that if I went outside, I'd look up. I didn't trust myself. However, there was nothing to see.

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  13. Ohhh we had about what you did with the eclipse...it was dark in the house and outside it looked like dusk but with blue skies.
    Happy National Dog Day Coday
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  14. Cody, you're the cat in the moon!

    It got a little dark here but we're not sure if it was due to the eclipse or the clouds that we had. Probably both!

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    1. Mom was thinking the same thing! She hesitated taking those photos because of that. But....the more she looked at it, she could tell it was a more "eerie" kind of a lighting than just the normal clouds that you and I had here in Michigan. It had a totally different hue to it. xoxo

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  15. Cool art Cody and we thought the eclipse was very interesting too!

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  16. If I had known I would see you in the eclipse, I would have risked looking up :) XO

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    1. Now THAT is sooooooooooooo SWEET!!! xoxoxo

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  17. We completely agree as well, Cody! (Totality will be at our house next time around in 2024!)

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  18. Cody, you're the cat in the moon! TW didn't get the glasses either. It was overcast here and we had 71% so she just live streamed it. She said it did get colder and more windy but she couldn't tell if it got darker because of the clouds. If we live until 2024, we'll have at least 90%.

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    1. Dear God I PRAY we live til AT LEAST 2024!!!!!

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  19. We love the Cody eclipse! Purrs from us and hugs from our human!

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    1. thank you!!! ((((hugs))) and purrs back from us! xoxo

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  20. I tried photographing the sun through the reflection in my car window at the darkest camera setting and still got a bright, round blob.

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  21. I love the eclipse photos! I am extra socially glad you took them. We won't get to see another as good for a long time. For mom and me, it's our one and only.

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  22. Excellent eclipse photos! We did not take any, I Marvelous, and Kozmo, Jo Jo and Cinnamon slept through it, Mommy was at work and did the "Geeky thing" there!
    Cody, your Caturday Art is most wonderful! You are a handsome cat! No wonder Queen Penelope loves and talks about you so much!
    Purrs
    Marvelous
    PS You are right, Cinnamon is not a horrible beast, she and I are becoming friends and I am no linger scared of her. I DO still growl when she is too rambunctious!

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    1. You are too kind! Thank you!! Oh Marv I am sooooooooooo happy that you aren't afraid of Cinnamon anymore!! Growling is GOOD, that keeps them in their place, nothing wrong with that! I give Dakota a few whaps of the paw every now and then to keep HIM in line! I'll help ya out anytime! Love, Cody

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  23. We agree. Nothing beats a beautiful cat!

    And we are so happy you joined us today :)

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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    1. thank you!!! We are happy to have joined you too!!! xoxo

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  24. We totally agree. Cody is much better than the eclipse. 'Specially since we couldn't see it all. And, mommy had no glasses either. Big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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  25. It didn't get dark here! People at mom's job had glasses, so she got to see it. But it didn't get dark!

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  26. It seemed very anti-climactic here - I think we had 86% of the eclipse. I think next time, I'll have to go see the full thing, so I can see what all the fuss was about!

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  27. Oh yeah, Cody! You definitely eclipse all, pal! :)

    We had 71% coverage here, and I had the glasses. It was cool! Even cooler was seeing all the people in NYC come out of their buildings to watch (I was in Central Park, since I work 2 blocks away).

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  28. I am way down in Los Angeles but I liked how eerie it got when the light changed a little. Even this far south it felt strange and odd!
    xo,cynthia

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  29. The eclipse was pretty cool (82% here in Maryland), but Cody's right--he's way better! :)

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  30. 80% is better than our 60-some here!

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  31. Oh, dear...I thought I had commented here...but well, now I truly am, and Cody you in that moon is much better to see than that eclipse which for petcretary was mostly obscured by clouds. Al we noticed here was a dimming, but even at the large part of the sun that was 'hiding' it really did not get all that dark. But the lights did have to be turned on in the den. Then later the rains started so it was just an anticlimax, kind of. Maybe in 2014 it will be a lot clearer, and we should actually be able to notice more % of coverage. And if we drive a little bit we can even see the total eclipse...weather permitting. Do you know what is the long range forecast?? MOL, MOL!

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