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Thread: Solar Eclipse

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    Solar Eclipse

    On Wednesday 14th November 1000s of people from around the world descended on Cairns, Australia to witness a once in a lifetime event-a total solar eclipse. We are very privilidged as just had to walk around the corner and on to the beach where it all happened. The clouds parted long enough to get some good photos. Pictures were taken by my husband as I was overseas in New Zealand so missed out. Mind you I was busy buying fabric to bring back etc. My apologies- I have been reading all the posts this year but have not posted for much of the year as have been dealing with health issues, long work hours and little time to make quilts so was getting very frustrated. Hopefully I am back on track and will once again become active-this is just the best site with so much positive feed back given by all-will try and post some quilt pictues as well. Anyhow enjoy the photos- total eclipse and sun just coming out of eclipse. Pictures were too good not to share.
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    KiwiAusssie Jen
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    What a marvelous thrill that must have been for your husband! Excellent pictures. thank you.

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    wow, just awesome. i saw the news story about it and was jealous that it occurred so far away.
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    Awesome photos!

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    wow great pictures.

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    Thank you for sharing the photos. What an experience! Glad you are on the other side of the problems and hope you had a very successful trip!
    Last edited by alwayslearning; 11-17-2012 at 07:36 AM. Reason: correct misspelling
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    What a wonderful opportunity to witness some of nature's marvels. Hubby must have been ecstatic.

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    Oh yes, I was going to ask if anyone got to see that. I remember one when I was little. It got dark outside and my Sister and I got scared. We had no idea what it was.

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    That is totally cool!
    People who start projects and never finish them are cooler
    than people who never start projects at all.


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    Thanks for the excellent pictures!

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    Beautiful pictures. We have had so many over the years around here.
    Our 25 year old Granddaughter came in about 2 weeks ago telling me about a shooting star she saw as she was coming down the driveway. I was out in the back yard and didn't see it. She said it was very close, first she had seen.
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    wow lucky you. Thank you for sharing for those of us on the other sideof tge world!
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    Awesome photos! Reminds me of just how small and defenseless we are.

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    Wow, Thank-you for sharing I have never seen an eclipse.

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    I think I remember that solar eclipse referred to above; the one that was visible in the US; I can remember how spooked we all were that it was so dark in the middle of the day. Made all the old timers quote superstitions.....
    Make every day count for something!

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