Isn't it interesting how the projection of light through each little hole repeats the shape of the eclipse in the image? --Five little holes and five crescents in the shadow of the paper.
That was when I noticed that the branches and leaves from a nearby tree were casting some more unusual shadows. The light shining through the tree's spaces was making more crescents on the fence.
They resembled bubbles of light on the darkening wall because there were so many. We took some pictures of them too.
My husband had a sudden inspiration. He found an old metal tractor seat with lots of holes in it. It looks like this:
"Do you think it will make crescent-shaped projections from each of these holes?" he asked.
We took a picture of the result.
Can you see the eclipse projection in each hole?
What else do these shadows look like? Is someone carrying a basket? Does it look like an Inca Sun god with a fancy crown on his head?
What kind of books might this post inspire you to read? Non-fiction books about eclipses? Shadow puppets? The pin-hole camera? (Look that one up if you don't know what it is.)
Next time I really will discuss illustrations and illustrators of children's books. Occasionally, life just leads me down an important new path. We only get to observe a solar eclipse a few times, and the experience begs to be shared .
But for now...
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