Thursday, March 20, 2014

Skywatch Friday - Sun Dogs Up Close

It was dark when I left for my morning drive to the airport a couple of weekends ago. After all, I was on a hunt for a giant snowman.

I watched the sun come up as I headed southeast towards Minneapolis. It was a cold and clear morning, perfect conditions for sun dogs. What I wasn't expecting was to see one literally in front of my eyes at ground level as I rounded a corner. It was in front of the trees and buildings. Oh, what a wonderous sight!

Okay, so maybe there are one or two good things about living in cold weather environments. But I am happy that today is the first day of Spring! Hooray!!





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23 comments:

  1. very cool! literally, too. haven't seen those since i left wisconsin. :)

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  2. Amazing photo! A Skywatch triumph.

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  3. Oh these are so cool! I've never seen them come clear to the ground and in front of the trees!

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  4. Awesome captures, Sally!! Doesn't happen often, but sometimes our timing is just about as perfect as it can get!! Terrific! Hope you have a fun weekend!

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  5. Beautiful images, what a lovely sight to see.. Have a happy weekend!

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous photos for SWF ~ what a gift is right ~ thanks, xxx

    artmusedog and carol
    (a creative harbor)

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  7. How Wonderful!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral

    =^..^= <3

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  8. That definitely is a lovely sight! Lucky you got to see it :)

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  9. Greetings and Salutations from Illinois! What a find. Thanks for sharing this so we can witness these moments too.
    JM Illinois

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  10. Happy spring! Awesome sun dogs. Look so close.
    http://www.womenandperspectives.com/2014/03/sky-watch-volcanic-cloud.html

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  11. Looks like you were driving right into it. Enjoy spring. It's warm and sunny here in NorCal!

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  12. Very cool. Love the rainbow in the second pic. My WW

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  13. Those are really fantastic shots!
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

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  14. Wow. These two posts might just define a perfect day .... you saw this amazing, perfect sundog, you found the giant snowman, and (I assume) you were on your way home for a few days at least. I'm sure you were saying 'life is good." I thought it was a miracle when I (once) saw a sundog way up high and distant! Yours is absolutely wonderful.

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  15. Fabulous Sun Dog shots. I'm really liking #2

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  16. Those huge sundogs are a welcome herald to spring.

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  17. great capture of a lighting scene we don't get to see every day, thanks for sharing

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