Thursday, February 2, 2012

walking the dog

this maple across the road
was sizzling, sizzling! as i walked today
wendy urged me on
but i stopped and listened
and that's how this walk was 
 i looked up and, stunned,
there was a sundog
i followed it to the other edge of the arc
and saw the barest
shadow of rainbow 
and the drainages on hill road
chuckled under cold skies 
 more music
when i got home
the sundog followed
and i saw even more
a little later
the rainbow went pink and blue
indigo above
as sun set


aimee said...

exactly right for tonight's sky! i am so glad it shared all that magic with you.

Velma said...

aimee, all this. hard cold winter is reaching out.

Diana Angus said...

The sundogs I see in Ohio are my mom. She would love your pink and blue sundogs.

kaiteM said...

sundogs? i have never heard that term
you have really captured the essence of cold in one or 2 of those pics

Velma said...

diana, explain?
kaite, rainbow rings around the sun in the winter cold

Valerianna said...

Great sundog shots! My last two long commute home days were dazzling with unbelievable sunsets - saturated intense oranges, pinks, mauves, amazing. And of course, I had no camera :(

Winter is gifting you with many amazing skies! Me too, I love it.

Velma said...

what an afternoon, though gray and dreary, there was ALL THIS.

Barry said...

V never heard of sun dogs before glad to have the explanation. And what a wonderful experience in winter. B

deanna7trees said...

i continue to be amazed by ice formations. great captures. sundogs are new to me too.

Velma said...

barry, my first sundog was a little ski and gear store in lake placid, that's where i heard the term first, before i saw one.
deanna, the ice keeps coming and going this winter. but alas, little snow.

Nancy said...


ronnie said...

wow! and WOW! (I don't think I'll ever catch a sundog here at the creek - I thanks for sharing yours)

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

Stunning visuals and the text soundtrack too.

Velma said...

thanks, nancy
sundogs seem to be far north (and perhaps far south) phenomena
ms, i was astonished

fran said...

...i ran across your blog and have been reading with much enjoyment...
i am from the pacifc northwest and we call sundogs that ray of sun that suddenly shoots through the fog or clouds to the ground...
described it in a poem once as...
"sundogs knife through the clouds...creating showers sparkling with speckles of golden fairy dust...scattering the gloom"

Cait Throop said...

How lovely, Velma! I, too, have never heard that term the poetry from Fran!

Velma said...

fran, thank you and welcome, i wonder if sundog is used for various phenomena of i perhaps have remembered it wrong? i'll check--
cait, it was sooo cool.

onesmallstitch said...

I love the chuckling drainages - lovely images and sounds.

Velma said...

jean, a good, noisy walk!

Sophie Munns said...

love it...a sundog... thats something!
Nice to learn of these things!

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