August 1 was the day of the eclipse. It was a partial eclipse here in Chennai, and was to be visible between 4.40 and 6 pm. As the evening hour approached, the till then clear skies became cloudy and there were rumbles of thunder.
The crows and the parrots from the mango trees were agitated and flew about frantically, possibly confused at the earlier hour of darkness.
The parrots homed in to the mango trees, getting beautifully camouflaged in the greenery.
What could have been a good view of the eclipse from our terrace was blocked by the clouds. I was disappointed. And after all that sound and fury, signifying nothing, it did not rain at all!
By the time the clouds had cleared, it was close to the end of the eclipse, and the sun was lower down in the skies. We could only catch a glimpse from between the top of the trees!