A wonderful surprise of the annular eclipse at the new moon this month was the bounty of bright crescents produced by the moon traveling over the sun and projected on our outdoor walls as if by a hundred pinhole cameras. We were south of the path, so ours was a crescent sun rather than a ring of fire. A very favorite shape of mine, for the crescent is the likely the ancestor of our letter C. As the eclipse progressed, the crescents shifted to become horizontal.
As the trees moved in the evening breeze, these crescents danced like a hundred birds in flight. Light and shadow play. Celestial magic.