Friday, November 19, 2010

Sweet Sundog Sunrise

I was getting ready to head outside this morning and taking my time because the boys said it was cold out there. Well, they left for school an hour ago and it's still cold. At the moment, we're down to -23C/-9F but the windchill makes it feel like -34C/-30F. Yes, that's right -30F! And it's only November. Ugh.

As I was getting ready however, I happened to look outside and saw this from my window:

Well, forget the cold - I needed a photo of that sundog! With a minimal amount of outerwear on, I dashed down the tracks left by the school bus to the edge of the shelterbelt and took this shot:

And then, just to show you what else I woke up to this bright morning, I took this:

The snow isn't the soft, fluffy kind, but the crusty stuff that crunches under your feet as you walk. It's cold and hard and hurts when you fall face-first into it. I know. I speak from experience.

This is my first sundog sighting this winter. I'm sure they'll be many more if last year is anything to go by.

Actually, last year I turned 3 of my sundog pics into on-line jigsaw puzzles.  If you want to just see all my sundog and puzzle posts, look for them under the LABELS in the right sidebar of this blog.

Has winter started early where you live?


  1. Hey Anita,
    I love your pictures. You really are a good photographer.

    We haven't yet reached the low temperatures you're talking about but I'm sure they're coming soon. We got our first snowfall on Thursday, Nov.18 and it's still really fluffy and pretty. At least from a distance.

    Keep warm,

  2. I heard you had snow. Amazing what a difference a few hours can be, eh.

    I almost stopped checking here to see if I'd received any comments because they're all over on my Facebook page. Glad I looked today. :)

    I sure hope if warms up. I hate Christmas shopping in the city when it's frigid. One year a gift pak with lotions, shampoo, etc froze because we bought it in the morning and didn't drive home until hours later. What a mess when we discovered it. Yuck.

    Keep warm and keep writing and thanks for the compliment. :D

    Anita Mae.

  3. I second what Jana am thanking God that we don't have temps that extreme..


    Happy Thanksgiving, Anita.
    Love you.

  4. Thanks Patti. From what I'm reading, I'm not liking the well situation around your area so I'm praying for that.

    Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

    And keep out of trouble. LOL

    Anita Mae.

  5. Thanks For blog with usable informations.

  6. Well Anonymous... you're welcome. :D

    Anita Mae.


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