Happy Sunday! We had a couple of beautiful, sunny days this week.
Luring us outside with blankets to bask in the sunshine and enjoy the warmth of a fire.
I spotted these sun dogs in the sky on Friday about an hour before sunset. You can see the prism of rainbow color in the cloud and reflection in the water.
According to Livescience:
Sun dogs (or sundogs) often appear as colored areas of light to the left or right of the sun, 22 degrees distant and at the same distance above the horizon as the sun. They are frequently observed on a ring or halo around the sun. Sun dogs are formed from hexagonal ice crystals in high and cold cirrus clouds or, during very cold weather, by ice crystals drifting in the air at low levels. These crystals act as prisms, bending the light rays passing through them. They can occur at any time of the year and from any place, although they are most visible when the sun is lower on the horizon.
Our sun dogs, Gracie & Lola, are enjoying some welcome sunshine, a rare phenomenon lately with all our rain.
And our resident Great Blue Heron is sunning himself while keeping his eyes out for fish from his perch on our dock roof.
Just a couple of days of 60 degree temperatures has the buds coming out on the maple tree . . .
Water reflections of clouds and sky. . .
And smoke drifting across water at sunset from a fire across the cove.
A sliver of the moon between the branches of the tree.
It’s raining today and we’re thankful our wintry mix was brief, so no ice or falling branches.
Hope you’re staying warm and cozy. ♥