The moon rose over the mountain last night already partially eclipsed.
People gathered by the edge of "the Savannah", as SWMBO calls it, to watch the passage of the Earth across the moon's surface.
One of our neighbors, Rick, and I contemplated that since the Earth was causing the shadow on the face of the moon and we were on the Earth, we should be able to wave our hands in the air and see it on the moon's surface.
But Rick explained to me that the distance from us to the moon being 238,900 miles would probably prevent that.
So we just stood and watched the progression and chatted about other things.
SWMBO reminded us of the total solar eclipse we experienced when we lived in Mexico and how the turkeys at a house down the street flew up into the trees and roosted when the sky grew dark.
And how our yard boy at the time arrived a day or two before and tied red cloth to a branch in each of the many fruit trees in our yard. He said it would prevent the fruit from falling when the eclipse occurred.
Well, a silly superstition, you say?
As SWMBO responds "Maybe so but we didn't lose a single mango, avocado, orange or grapefruit!"
This first bit of information isn't really a Friday Funny, it's a fact. The Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner has announced that he's resigning from Congress at the end of next month! As Vice-President Joe Biden might say "that's a big @#!?X*&# deal!" But, now on to the Friday Funnies and I'm breaking a long-standing rule of mine by throwing in some politics this week. Beware!
Poor Brian. Some guys can't catch a break.
Speaking of which . . .
O.K. That's all the politics. This week. On with the Funnies.
Hey, how'd that squirrel get in here? This is supposed to be cat country. And how, you might ask, does a cat stay warm?
(For those of you unfamiliar with that white thing, it's a steam radiator, used for heating homes.)
But cats have other ways to stay warm.
Thanks go out to my contributors. Have a great jolly weekend folks and keep an eye on your cats.
Today (actually began yesterday) is Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement. It's also the Autumnal Equinox, the first day of fall. So should I be atoning for my sins or rejoicing that the summer heat is behind us? Since I'm not Jewish, I'm going with Autumn and may just finish off that creamy mac and cheese I made the other day.