It’s springtime which means it’s time for the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival – beautiful flower beds and flower sculptures around the park, and lots of photo opportunities!
Here’s some of the many “sculptures”:
Today we attended the traveling show Luzia, currently about half an hour from us in Orlando. We’ve seen MANY Cirque Du Soleil shows over the years (Mystere, O (many times!), Ka, Dralion, Corteo, La Nouba, Quidam, Varekai, Delirium, Love, and the not so good Michael Jackson Immortal) but this was our first time for Luzia – and it was another great show! Spectacular costumes and acrobatic performances, and amazing use of waterfall effects …
Also nice was that photos were allowed (no flash, no video) so we have great memories of the show too:
Last night, even in the cold (for Florida) and windy weather, I went outside multiple times as the Moon was eclipsed by Earth, taking photos – with no tripod set up, it was a little tricky; and I stopped once I got the first full eclipse picture (past bed time!); but I’m quite pleased with the results … (click any image for bigger version)
After leaving Charleston and staying close to I-95 overnight, we headed to Branchville, SC where we’d read it was a recommended but quiet viewing town – but the clouds looked bad and getting worse, so Margaret chose to relocate us to Norway which turned out to be a perfect choice giving us not only clear skies throughout the eclipse, but also a chance to do laundry – and a great lunch stop!
The eclipse was even more amazing than we’d imagined, and I’m very pleased with some of the photos I took (especially considering they are all hand-held / no tripod) … amazing too was how it really didn’t get dark till just a few minutes before totality!