Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Yesterday morning it was below zero, and the winds had howled all night, so there was still some snow in the air after the sun came up. The sundogs were brilliant. These photos don't begin to do them justice. I wish I had used the old camera, because it does do a better job in some instances, and I think the colors would've shown up truer in these pictures.

You'll just have to imagine the huge, bright sun in between the "dogs".

We have more 'winter' on the way. Not only is it well below zero now, we have a winter storm watch for Thursday/Friday, and then the potential for an even worse storm beginning Sunday. But I guess as long as the power stays on and I can still sew, I can't complain. ;)


annie dee said...

Brrrrrr. Sending warm thoughts your way.

Auntie Kris said...

Awesome photos! I'm so ready for spring. Contemplating a impromptu vacation somewhere warm.

Jessica Jones said...

Wow, those are bright ones!

Grandma G said...

Thank you!

Lovin' the warm thoughts, Annie Dee! :)

Kris, you'd better get out to that warm spot while the gettin's good! ;)

Yep, Jess... very bright, indeed! And huge!

Anonymous said...

You know it's cold when the Sun Dogs are barking especially that large and bright. Love your pictures. Mark

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Mark. I figured you'd like 'em. :) Been a long time since you've seen 'em for real, huh?

JHNickodemus said...

I've never heard of a Sun Dog Before! Thanks for educating me! (Again! haha, I learn a lot on your blog!) Your winter is definitely more wintery than ours! I think our storm warning ends in an hour. The show has already gone though.

Grandma G said...

Ha - you're welcome! :) Our storm that was supposed to start today has fizzled somewhat, too. We'll see what happens with the one due on Sunday.

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

Scientific name for the circle is "22 degree halo with two parhelia". Notice it is darker inside the circle?
The parhelia is formed when light is refracted through hexagonal ice crystals in the form of flat planes, where the large flat surfaces are lying horizontally, which is the position the ice crystal plates tend to be in as they fall through the air.

Get this; if the ice crystals are pencil shaped, a sun pillar is formed.

I get a kick out of how God can make these beautiful things happen with just a tiny bit of ice!

Your photos were great! I have never seen the sun dogs as twins before though I tend to see the 22 degree Hali's all the time.

Grandma G said...

Wow, thanks for the info, Jill! Yep, God does some pretty amazing things!

Thanks for stopping by!