Sunday, February 7, 2010

Puzzle Fun for You

I saw my first ever double ringed Sun Dog yesterday on the way back from church.

I don't know what it is with Sun Dogs this year, but we saw another awesome display yesterday on the way to church and then more spectacular on the way back after. I'll show you the photos here but I'm also trying something new.

I've turned these 3 photos into jigsaw puzzles compliments of so if you want to relax for a few minutes, vist my Sun Dogs Jigsaw Puzzle Gallery -

I took the first one around
9 am yesterday. The temp was only
-15 but the wind chill was ridiculous. I stepped out of the car to snap this photo and my hands were chaffed and stinging by the time I got back into the van. And I was only outside the vehicle 20 seconds tops.

We go to church in Glenavon, SK and they have one of the few remaining grain elevators still in operation. It was about 9:30 am at this time.

We left church at 12 noon and headed west on Hwy 48 toward Montmartre. I didn't realize anything spectacular was going on until I looked out my window and saw this bright light on the southern horizon. Say what? Then I realized it was the bottom of a Sun Dog. It took me a few more miles to realize it was a double ringed Sun Dog - my first ever. (This photo is not a puzzle.)

Actually, this next photo is too washed out to see the glory it showed live but die-hard puzzle fans might like the challenge.

It's the best photo of the double ringed Sun Dogs  because it was so big and wouldn't all fit on my little camera screen at the same time. The right rings were rainbow colored but in the photo, the bright sun has washed it all out.

So, did you go over and make a puzzle?

And no, I'm not wasting my time making puzzles instead of writing... our church has over a dozen beautiful 4-8 foot fabric banners and I'm turning them into puzzles for the church website. This is just my testing ground.


  1. okay anita
    that jigZone place is pretty cool. how do you find all the great websites you share? i'm thinking of trying out a Guppy picture. Funny thing is, I think I could create a puzzle thingy like that if I really looked at what that site does. I use Flash all the time at work.

    I love the pictures you share. A double sun dog sounds so neat to see in person. I like the first two pix best. My mom grew up on a farm in North Dakota, so I'm a bit partial to farm community type pictures. The color of the first picture seems rich somehow in a very appealing way.

    as always, thanks for sharing. i'm off to go inspect the jigsaw site some more...

  2. Deb, if you can figure out the puzzle thing, that would be something truly remarkable.

    I say that because all of the church banners hang vertically and jigzone goes horizontal. I could still use it, but then the photo shrinks and you have these gray side bars that are useless.

    I really need to be able to make the puzzles go vertical as well as horizontal.

    btw - I have not sent out your book yet because I have something else to put in the envelope. I'll let you know when I send it. :)

  3. no hurries on the book,Anita. as for the quilt pictures: hmmm... maybe turn the quilt pictures to landscape in photoshop and then do the puzzle thing and then rotate them vertical when you place them on the church website? it would at least get rid of the annoying gray side bars.
    must do a little more research to see if i can create something similar...


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