Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sun Dogs

These “sun dogs” were part of our drive home.  Glorious ~ to me they seemed like Jim was shining down from heaven watching over us as we drove through blowing snow and cold temperatures in South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska. I loved watching them, they stayed all day long and in some odd way they comforted me. Like a piece of my homeland following us and keeping us safe….seems mythical, but I like it so I’ll keep it that way.

Myth has it that if there are sundogs in the afternoon sky to the west, good weather is on its way…or was that more snow!

The sun dog is created when the light comes through ice crystals in the cirrus clouds creating a rainbow or light display on each side of the sun. Similar optics are at work when the sun shines through water droplets creating a rainbow. Todays were probably due to the high winds carrying enough snow crystals into the air for the light to go through.

Ezekial 1:28

28 Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him.
This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. When I saw it, I fell facedown, and I heard the voice of one speaking.


beckymc said...

the pictures are beautiful! I love the bible verse also

Gramma 2 Many said...

Gorgeous pictures. I was happy to se the explanation for their forming too. It is always so awesome to see Gods Handiwork on display.

They call me "Deb" said...

Beautiful photos. I know you are blessed to have witnessed and captured them. Don't ya love when God opens His heart and shares a bit of comforting awe with us?

Dee said...

Thanks for sharing val, I have probably seen this before and did not know what I was seeing. Very pretty.

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