Sunday, December 30, 2012

OH SNOW!

Howdee all,

OH YES

We had snow in Connecticut yesterday….

This is what we woke up to this morning.

christmas_020About 9 inches

Of the lovely white stuff..

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Sicksta Dell and I helped Dad shovel and clean the snow off of the cars.

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As we were shoveling I noticed an arch of color in the sky..

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I called it a Snowbow

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I am not sure what it is..

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My Aunt said she was told it was a Sun Dog

I did see an arch..can you make it out in the photo below?

The sun was in the middle of the arch..

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A sun dog or sundog, scientific name parhelion (plural parhelia) from Greek παρήλιον (parēlion), meaning "beside the sun"; from παρά (para), meaning "beside", and ἥλιος (helios), meaning "sun", also called a mock sun[1] or a phantom sun,[2] is an atmospheric phenomenon that creates bright spots of light in the sky, often on a luminous ring or halo on either side of the sun.[3]

Sundogs may appear as a colored patch of light to the left or right of the sun, 22° distant and at the same distance above the horizon as the sun, and in ice halos. They can be seen anywhere in the world during any season, but they are not always obvious or bright. Sundogs are best seen and are most conspicuous when the sun is low. via Wikipedia

Anyone familiar with a Sun dog? is this what this was?

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 Tomorrow is New Years Eve!

If you are reading this..you survived 12/21/12 and you are getting ready to usher in a new year.

May your New Year be filled with Love, Laughter and Good health!

Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting my blog!

Hope to see you in 2013!

1 comments:

Sara Rall said...

Spectacular
Definitely sun dogs, because of the distance from the sun. Wonderful photos.

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