Compare these two photos of the meadow over two years. It has completely shifted from the yellow of the Goldenrods dominating to the white of Queen Anne's Lace.
We enjoyed watching the eclipse a couple of days ago. This is how close I came to getting a picture. I didn't have the correct filter for the camera but I figure it was safe while the sun was obscured by clouds. We did have some little eclipse glasses though, and as these clouds blew over, we watched the eclipse very clearly in the gaps. It truly was amazing to see the crescent of the moon move slowly across from right to left over two hours, and the atmosphere changing to dusk and back.