Thursday, April 16, 2009

SkyWatch Friday #40

Last Monday I went out for an evening walk and was witness to this Sun Dog. For whatever reason the other sundog was extremely faint so I focused on this one. I don't know a lot about sun dogs except that they have to do with refraction/reflection of sunlight through ice crystals associated with cirrus clouds and they generally preceed bad weather. I was going to quote Wikipedia however there are some fabulous sundog photos on their page so I have linked it above.

I was not wrong about the bad weather, winter got its last kick in with two days of snow...

which seams like a pretty distant memory today!

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26 comments:

Janie said...

Beautiful sundog shot. I'm glad to hear your last blast of winter is over and the blue skies are back.

koala said...

Hm, what's a Sun Dog?

Cedar ... said...

I haven't seen sun dogs in several years. That's a great one and you got a good shot of it!

Nessa said...

Fantastic shots. I had never heard of Sun Dogs before. Neat.

Sylvia K said...

What great shots! That is a terrific one of the sun dog. Thanks for stopping by my blog and your comment. Always appreciated! Have a great weekend!

Tammie Lee said...

Folks around me say that we can have snow every month of the year! Is that true where you live as well?
Fun to see how different days so close together can be.
Gorgeous sun dog~

fishing guy said...

Carolyn: Loved your Sun dog, really neat.

B Squared said...

Hold on. One of these days, Spring will be here to stay.

Carolyn said...

really cool:-)

mine is in this link http://www.gagiersphotography.info/2009/04/tree-at-spring.html

mountain.mama said...

I've come to admire sundogs since joining skywatch. Great pictures.

Thanks for visiting my blog and pointing out the rabbit in the sky--I never noticed it!

vincibene said...

Fantastic shot!

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful photos for sky watch friday. how lucky for you to find a sun dog.

Late season snow is always a bit of a laugh, you never know what weather will do to surprise you.

Always enjoy photos of a dusting of snow, it makes me homesick. Thanks for your kind comments on my post earlier.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Love the sundog shot. Hope winter is over for you.

Deborah Godin said...

Wonderful shots - sundogs are a fave of mine, too. And I love the sweep of those dunes. Looks like some earthdogs in that photo!

Esther Garvi said...

I've never seen a sundog before, so now I have to look for them! Glad you're enjoying better weather again! The dogs seem to be enjoying life at the fullest over there!

Jo said...

Wonderful shot Carolyn, I'll look for sundogs here in SA as well now.

Jo said...

Wonderful shot Carolyn, I'll look for sundogs here in SA as well now.

Lisa Wilson said...

Beautiful photos!! It's still winter here. *Sigh*

Louise said...

Sundogs have to be one of my favorite things. When I see them, almost always one side is brighter than the other. This is an excellent capture of a beautiful phenomenon.

Powell River Books said...

Great capture of the Sundog. They are so much fun to find and capture on film. I guess the north route is getting a new ferry too. I saw a piece about it on the news. I remember listening to the news the night the Queen of the North went down. The wind was horrible at our cabin and we were up listening to the radio when the announcement came in. I can't imagine how scary it must have been to go into the water at night in such storm weather. The people from Hartley Bay were real heros to come to the rescue without fear for themselves. It makes you proud! Thanks for stopping by this week. - Margy

Old Wom Tigley said...

Excellent capture.... I have yet to capture one myself

Tom

Lindab said...

Never heard of these before - more enlightenment from your blog!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

We had a last kick of snow too. And I hope it really WAS the last for this spring...but you can never be too sure.

Nice photo of the sun dog! Too bad bad weather had to follow it, though!

Rob Inukshuk said...

Cool shot of the sundog. Yes, after yesterdays warm sunshine the snow is but a memory and it's all summer thoughts now.

Arija said...

To capture a sundog is like catching fairydust in your hand, an awe inspiring moment. Once we were privileged to see three accompanying the setting sun.

SandyCarlson said...

These are beautiful photos. Love the sundog. Great images.

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