Saturday, January 10, 2015

Snow and Sundogs

We got some snow that came in sideways.  About two inches of the beautiful “stuff” is at the snowstick.  Then it turned cold.  You know it has to warm up to snow?  It does.

2 inches of snow

Looking on the bright side it isn’t brown or grey it is white.

Did I say cold?

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Here in Minnesnowfreezeyourbuttofota sundogs means it is a tad chilly… these are sundogs I captured at sunset on January 9 2015.   We went out for a very late lunch early supper because we couldn’t stand each others cooking anymore.  Our favorite place to eat in the boonies is up for sale…hope it doesn’t sell for a long time.

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Just one of the sundogs showing off.  Sundogs are cause by ice crystals in the air that are refracted horizontally.  They are also known as mock or phantom suns.

Sundogs are fun to see.  I just had my little point and shoot camera. I don’t lug my big girl camera around in the winter if I have to leave it in the vehicle. (Moisture and condensation..yuk.)

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18 comments:

  1. Lovely photos ! Minnesnowfreezeyourbuttofota loved this lol ! We have a fave little restaurant we go to in one of the small port towns just a few minuets drive from us it went up for sale last year and thankfully they have kept up with the good food and friendly happy staff ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

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  2. Brrr! Even that sundog looks cold. Your point and shoot does a fine job, if you ask me. :-)

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  3. Only time I have ever seen a snow dog was early one January morning when I was driving Tom to work...many years ago. It was worth getting up in the cold, dark morning to see them...We saw two...one on either side of the rising sun. The kind of experience that makes me glad I am at the right spot at the right time.

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  4. My friend who lives in Chaska, MN posted a Facebook picture of the sundogs yesterday.

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  5. Morning, love the sundog picture, still freezing out here too. Keep Cozy,Francine.

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  6. These are major sundogs. We seldom get them here. We've been up and down with our snow. We had lots of snow and most of it melted and now we've got lots more snow.

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  7. Wow, that's really cool! I guess a little reward from Mother Nature for putting up with the cold temps.

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  8. My mother always said that a su dog to the north meant a pending storm; to the south, warmer weather on the way.

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  9. I saw a sundog a few weeks ago for the first time. Was on the phone with my daughter, described it to her, she said mom, run outside with the camera, that's called a sundog. By the time I got outside it was gone. I was so disappointed but happy to have seen it.

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  10. It's hard on the plants when it gets that cold and there's not much of an insulating layer. Good capture of the sun dogs! I've seen them once or twice. Mild here, green and above freezing.

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  11. The sundogs are beautiful- if it has to be cold it's nice to have some beauty to go with it!

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  12. I've been seeing them, too, but they haven't been bright and spectacular like yours. Great photos.

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  13. I LOVE THOSE sundogs! They are STUNNING!!!
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  14. We have had people taking pictures of sundogs for a couple of days but I never saw anything. We were suppose to be in our 30's today and it did feel a lot warmer but not warm.

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  15. The sundogs are really, really pretty and neat the way they look like they are a geyser of light. Our brief cold has definitely warmed above freezing for a while today. Our furnace is being replaced on Monday. It totally quit. Oh well. We have a free-standing gas stove and space heaters that are keeping us in the mid-sixties.

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  16. The snow is beautiful, much better than that blowing dirt. And also lovely is that cold, clear sky!

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  17. Eye candy!!! Love the sundogs.

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  18. Lovely sundogs!! You got more snow there. The wind blew away most of what came down so there's more against the buildings, vehicles, posts...anything that could catch it. ;)

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