So, a partial solar eclipse and despite the the almost inevitable cloud (this town is notoriously cloudy), I got a photo! The cloud thinned just enough for the sun to be visible. It's not a great picture compared with many I've seen, taken with a small compact camera and through a window, but I'm very proud of it.
I took quite a few pictures outside but it's difficult to capture the murkiness of a partial eclipse because the camera compensates for it - the one above is probably the best and that was earlier. The west of Scotland is frequently overcast so in some ways it was like a particularly gloomy and murky morning, but I think the quality of the light is a bit different because the murk is not to do with dark rain-heavy clouds. I don't know if that's scientific but that's the way it seemed to me! One of my online buddies down south where they had clearer skies said that the birds did a second dawn chorus after the eclipse, but I don't think the birds here noticed the difference!
I took several pictures of these daffs in a pot in my garden during the eclipse, just to see if there's much difference (there isn't). Later on though, in the afternoon, I got this picture of the frog in our tiny pond.
I spotted it yesterday but couldn't get a picture so I'm incredibly chuffed with how nicely it posed for me today. So there you go, solar eclipse and small amphibian in one day, what could be nicer?