It was the day of the solar eclipse, but we weren’t in the zone of totality. That was bad, but it got worse.
It started out completely overcast and then rained for a while during the period of partial coverage. The quality of light outside the window never changed.
But even though there was no visible effect from the eclipse, the day wasn’t a total waste. As I peered out the window into the gray day, I saw an odd shape.
It’s really hard to hide well.
In trying to describe this photo (one of the behind-the-scenes things required/possible when I upload a photo), I was stumped for the flower name. I guessed “daisy” but figured that was likely wrong, so I checked with the gardener. It’s a bronze osteospermum, and I quote Wiki on this matter:
Osteospermum /ˌɒstiəˈspɜːrməm, –tioʊ-/, the daisybushes is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the Calenduleae, one of the smaller tribes of the sunflower/daisy family Asteraceae.
So there you have it: It is a daisy. Sometimes we know more than we think we do.