Oh cool! We were talking about doing just that, but didn’t have a clear shot of the sun (it’s been raining ever since we got here…we apparently got lucky with that first day). Now I can say I’ve actually seen Venus in transit!
Was that not the COOLEST thing ever? We headed up to a local hill with the huge binoculars swathed in special sun-viewing film, and got a great view (sunspots and all). And all I could think was, that tiny dot is a PLANET. And it’s the size of the EARTH. And it’s two times closer to the earth than it is to the sun. Dude. The sun is unutterably HUGE. I don’t think I’d ever quite gotten such a gut feeling of the distances between these bodies, nor that we live close to a STAR. Amazing.
Jan and Ellen are identical twins who have always had an innate fashion sense. Crafting is an integral part of their lives and they stay stitched together sharing their love of knitting, family and community.