Here Comes the Sun

The transit of Venus. Warning view only with genuine stare at the sun eclipse glass







My husband said I’ve bought you a pair of genuine, stare at the sun and not damage your eyes, eclipse glasses. I’ll leave them on the top of the stairs for you. A couple of weeks ago, we viewed the eclipse through a pair of eclipse glasses that our son bought but now we would have the opportunity to see the transit of Venus.

Only one small problem, clouds, a completely cloudy socked in sky with not a beam in sight. There was a slight spot of hope on the horizon. On most gloomy days, the sun will drop low enough in the sky and break forth to bath our home in a moment of sunshine. Maybe this would happen today.

There it was. We could see it from our front porch, the sun. On that sun was an almost invisible speck above the surface, Venus. When I’m riding my bike I will look up to the mountains on the east to gauge how far I have left to travel to get home. I had that kind of moment last night looking at the sun.  It put the whole elementary solar system models into perspective. Ahh there’s Venus and here I am.


About Sherry Meidell

Sherry Meidell is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society Western Federation Watercolor Society and the Utah Watercolor Society. She loves to paint with watercolor whether she is painting pictures or illustrating children's picture books. She is a member of SCBWI. Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
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